Tags: racial discrimination

Laura Conway: Zero-hours worker told to stay home over Ebola fears

What do you do if you fear an employee has Ebola? Over the past couple of weeks it has been reported that security guard Sam Ogunnoiki was refused the right to return to work after a holiday to Nigeria. Mr Ogunnoiki was reportedly asked to remain away from work for three weeks and not to return…

24% of all young black men likely to be unemployed

Former England football player and Tottenham Hotspur Ambassador Ledley King is backing the launch of a local jobs pilot aimed at getting more young people from black and ethnic minorities into work. A new ‘Job Fit’ pilot being launched by Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith today has been developed from survey results showing…

Rising youth unemployment has become a major issue in recent years, with the inclusion in the workplace of young people taking a major hit since the start of the economic downturn. But according to a report released this week by the TUC, it seems that the rise in the jobless rate among young people in…

Black and minority ethnics face discrimination in higher education

Research by Equality Challenge Unit, the higher education equality body, found that the majority of black and minority ethnic (BME) staff in HE who took part had experienced damaging effects on their careers by being treated as subordinates or excluded because of their race. The report, launched at Imperial College London, documents the experiences of…