Race discrimination, illegal in the UK since 1976, arises when someone is unfairly disadvantaged for reasons related to their race which, in the Equality Act 2010, includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins.
This factsheet gives an overview of the different types of discrimination, with examples. It highlights the need for employers to act and suggests good employment practices to ensure everyone has fair access and opportunity to progress in work, regardless of racial or ethnic background.
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This factsheet was last updated by Dr Jill Miller: Senior Diversity and Inclusion Adviser, CIPD
Jill’s role is a combination of rigorous research and active engagement with policy makers, academics and HR professionals to inform projects and shape thinking on key inclusion and diversity issues. She frequently presents on people management issues, leads discussions and workshops and is invited to write for trade press as well as offer comment to national journalists.
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