Tags: race

Racial inequality in UK management widens to point of no return

New research shows that no progress is being made on tackling race inequality in management. The organisation behind the report, Business in the Community’s race equality campaign Race for Opportunity, is calling for a government review to racial barriers in the workplace and for ‘and race’ to be added to the UK Corporate Governance Code…

Muslim couple claim victimisation at being refused leave by Morrisons during Ramadan

A married couple, Donna and Yassin Tunkara, claim they were victimised at work due to their religious beliefs. They claim that bosses at the Morrisons warehouse in Stockton-on-Tees refused to grant them holidays during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. A tribunal at Teesside Magistrates’ Court heard evidence from Mrs Tunkara, who says her holiday…

Both football and film industries failing to get to grips with diversity

As International Women’s Day came and went, it prompted many to publically question how far our major institutions had progressed in their quest for true gender diversity. One area put under the spotlight recently was the world of football, as a survey by Women in Football revealed that two thirds of respondents had directly witnessed…

How can higher education avoid institutionalised racial discrimination?

Higher education employers might need to take steps to improve access to careers for ethnic minority workers after claims that racial discrimination remains rife in academia. A new report produced by Kalwant Bhopal, reader in Education at the University of Southampton, found racism is just as as prevalent now in UK academia as it was…

Police officer alleges racial discrimination at work

A north police force is defending a race victimisation damages claim launched by a former officer. Ex-sergeant Jason Singh is taking legal action against the chief constable of Cleveland Police in an employment tribunal. The 41-year-old is seeking a five-figure payout amid claims he was repeatedly blocked from promotion because of his Asian background. At…