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Discrimination Rife on Job Candidates Names

Discrimination Rife on Job Candidates Names

Employers are being warned not to discriminate against people with non-British names during the recruitment process, after a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) survey revealed that discrimination is still rife in businesses. According to the research, for every 9 applications sent by a job candidate with a name suggesting they were white British, an equally competent applicant with an ethnic minority name had to send 16 to get a positive response. Applications were sent to 987 job vacancies in the private, public and voluntary sectors. “This research clearly shows that some employers are discriminating when it comes to choosing staff,” said minister for employment and welfare reform, Jim Knight. “This has no place in a modern society and racial discrimination cannot b... »