Job seeking Discrimination

By Mike


  • Overall unemployment rate for ethnic minority women - 14.3%
  • Ethnic minority men - 13.2%
  • Pakistani/Bangladeshi women - 20.5% (men - 12.8%)
  • Black women - 17.7% (men - 21.7%)
  • White women - 6.8% (men - 8.3%)
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Example of discrimination

Jorden Berkeley, a black 22-year-old university graduate from London, spent four months applying for jobs but getting no responses from bigger companies, and offers from elsewhere that were limited to unpaid work experience.

Then a careers adviser suggested Miss Berkeley drop her first name and start using her middle name, Elizabeth.

"I did not really understand this seeing as my name isn't stereotypically 'ethnic' or hard to pronounce, but it was worth a try and I changed it anyway," she said. "I have been getting call backs ever since."

Disability Discrimination: Job Interview

Racing pundit McCririck loses age case

Racing pundit John McCririck lost his job at Channel 4 because his "pantomime persona" was "unpalatable" to a wide audience, an employment tribunal ruled.

A panel unanimously ruled against the 73-year-old, who claimed he was dropped from his role on Channel 4 Racing after 29 years because of his age.

The panel accepted the broadcaster's argument that its aim was to bring horse racing to a wider audience.

Mr McCririck said it was a "historic setback" for all employees over 30.

He had taken the broadcaster and TV production company IMG Media Limited to the tribunal and was seeking £3m in damages. Both denied discrimination.

The Central London Employment Tribunal's decision was welcomed by both IMG and Channel 4.

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Caste Sytem in India

The caste system in India is a system of social stratification which historically separated communities into thousands of endogamous hereditary groups called jātis, usually translated into English as "castes". The jātis are thought of as being grouped into four varnas: Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and Shudras. Certain groups, now known as "Dalits", were excluded from the varna system altogether, ostracised as untouchables.

Traditional scholars identified caste system with Hinduism in the Indian subcontinent, but the system is found in other religions, albeit on a smaller scale, including Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism in the Indian subcontinent.

Overweight Women More Likely To Have Low-Paying Jobs

Fat shaming can have economic consequences.

As a woman gets heavier, her chances of working in a low-paying, physically taxing job grow, according to a new study from Jennifer Shinall, a law professor at Vanderbilt University. But weight doesn’t have nearly as much bearing on the type of job a man lands.

Though obese men are more likely than men of average weight to work in lower-paying, physical jobs, the effect isn't nearly as strong as it is for women. As a result, obese women make $7 less than their average-weight counterparts, while obese men make just $2 less.

“It absolutely suggests that weight is much more of a consideration in the labor market for women than it is for men,” Shinall told The Huffington Post in an interview.

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