A government-backed review has urged businesses to publish breakdowns of their worker’s pay and ethnicity, in a bid to target the race pay gap.
According to Baroness McGregor-Smith’s investigation, people from black and ethnic minority backgrounds (BME) are more likely to work in lower paid and lower skilled jobs – despite being more likely to have a degree. It also found employment rates are 12 percent lower for BME workers than white people.
Equality and protection from discrimination are a key part of our human rights and are part of the Human Rights Convention. However, the new review found people were still losing out in the workplace due to the colour of their skin.