More than a third (37%) of Black or minority ethnic (BME) workers polled have been bullied, abused or experienced racial discrimination by their employer.
This is according to a September 2017 report by the Trade Union Congress.
This report was conducted with a panel of 1,003 BME workers and aims to raise awareness of racial harassment and discrimination as a workplace issue.
The report finds that:
- BME women face double discrimination through racism and sexism. 37 per cent of women stated race and gender as the reason for experiencing verbal abuse
- 19 per cent of young workers who did raise the issue of verbal abuse were treated less well at work
- 4 per cent of BME workers say they’ve experienced assault or physical violence in the workplace in the past 5 years.