Black employees heavily discriminated against within financial services industry

71% have experienced discrimination at work

Elliot Gulliver-Needham
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Black employees are heavily discriminated against within financial services industry
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Black employees are heavily discriminated against within financial services industry

Over half (52%) of black employees in the financial services industry have said they do not have equal opportunities at work, according to a new survey from reboot. and Coleman Parks.

The Race to Equality: UK Financial Services report surveyed 800 employees from 440 UK financial services firms of various sizes and found serious problems of racism and discrimination within the industry.  Seventy-one per cent of black employees reported experiencing discrimination at their organisation, with the report partially attributing this to high levels of tolerance for discriminatory behaviour. Only six in ten black employees reported that racial, ethnic and gender-based jokes are not tolerated in their company, with only 53% feeling comfortable discussing issues of racism withi...

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