The Race Relations Act was passed 40 years ago. It outlawed discrimination based on race and nationality. Two generations or more of workers have gone through the workplace since then and yet people still feel the effects of unlawful discrimination. It's quite shameful.
The Race at Work report, published by Business in the Community, has summarised the findings of the survey. Worryingly, 28 per cent of employees from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background have directly experienced or witnessed racial harassment or bullying from their manager in the last five years. Out of those employees surveyed who either witnessed or directly experienced racial harassment or bullying (including white employees) an alarming 30 per cent said it happened in the last year alone. Also, 30 per cent of employees from a BAME background felt they’d been overlooked for a promotion in their current organisation compared to 23 per cent white employees.