Discrimination at work
Examples of discrimination
Paul Bailey was diagnosed with diabetes in 2009 and was advised by a doctor to take a "measured approach" at work, which affected his performance. The company said it took "responsibilities for diversity issues very seriously" and it was working with him to reach a "satisfactory outcome". He was offered three months' salary to leave or be placed on an improvement plan
A recent study from the University of Manchester has suggested that the effects of “accentism” (discrimination against people with regional accents) could be far more widespread and harmful than previously suspected. Reportedly one in three Britons have suffered negative feelings towards themselves, with those with strong regional accents feeling pressurised to “posh up” when talking in the workplace.