A cross-party group of MPs will call on the Government to tackle racism at work today (Tuesday 31st January), in response to the findings of Business in the Community’s Race at Work survey.
Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director, Business in the Community, said: “Racial bullying and harassment remains a persistent feature of work life in Britain and it is negatively impacting on BAME employees' mental wellbeing and career progression – affecting not only individuals but also organisations as a whole. For this reason, I call on all employers in the UK to act now to stamp out racial bullying and harassment in their workplaces.”
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Race and Community, chaired by the Rt Hon David Lammy MP, will discuss the findings and recommendations of the Race at Work report and ‘Equality, Diversity & Racism in the Workplace’, a qualitative analysis of the report by the University of Manchester.
Speakers at the APPG will include: Dawn Butler MP, Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Diverse Communities); Debbie Abrahams MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions; Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director, Business in the Community; Richard Iferenta, Partner, KPMG and Chair of the Business in the Community race equality leadership team; and Leigh Lafayer-Aver, HR Director, Enterprise Rent-a-Car.
The Race at Work survey, which was commissioned by Business in the Community and conducted by YouGov, is the largest of its kind in the UK, with over 24,000 respondents.
Find out how your organisation can take action against workplace racism:
- Download the Race at Work research and accompanying factsheets and toolkits>>
- Find out more about the Race at Work research qualitative analysis Equality, Diversity & Racism at Work’>>