by Leigh Day
Originally published: March 7, 2017
“The time for talk on race in the workplace is over, it’s time to act. No-one should feel unable to reach the top of any organisation because of their race.” So reads the conclusion of the government commissioned review into obstacles facing members of the BME community within the workplace.
There are two particularly troubling aspects to the review’s findings:
Firstly the headline findings, which are sourced from a variety of recent reports examining issues facing BME groups are a damning indictment of how BME groups are treated within the workplace. The findings show the uncomfortable reality that a person from a BME background is likely to face systematic discrimination at every stage of his or her career, even before it has begun.