Breakfast TV: EEO Trust Chief Executive discusses workplace racism
On Breakfast TV this morning, Bev Cassidy-MacKenzie, Chief Executive of the EEO Trust spoke about the increasing incidence of workplace racism.
15 May 2013
The Equal Employment Opportunities Trust is disappointed the majority of complaints about racism are coming from employees and those seeking work.
The chief executive of the EEO Trust says figures from the Human Rights Commission over the last five years show that discrimination and harassment on the grounds of race or colour occurs most commonly in the work place and is on the rise.
Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie says in 2010 there were 59 complaints of racial harassment and 44 of them stemmed from employment, and last year of the 71 complaints 44 came from the workplace.
“Racism surrounding employment comes in many different forms – some job seekers were not given work due to their ethnicity, others suffered racist comments and abuse at work while others were treated badly because of their accent.”
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