23 June 2008
Racial discrimination 'still affecting UK employees'
Racial discrimination persists in UK workplaces, it has been suggested.
According to a study conducted by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Department for Work and Pensions and the Institute for Employment Studies, many managers from an ethnic minority background still believe they are held back as a result of unfair treatment.
The research, which involved questioning 1,350 managers, found that a third of Asian and a fifth of black managers cited racial discrimination as a barrier to career progression.
This compares to only one per cent of white managers surveyed.
"Despite increasing demands for openness and transparency, many of the barriers to achieving greater diversity at a senior management level persist," stated Jo Causon, director of marketing and corporate affairs at the CMI.
In other news, during this year's University and College Union congress, higher and further education providers in the UK agreed to a new anti-discrimination plan under which lecturers will 'name and shame' institutions which fail to implement anti-discrimination law.