South Wales’ ethnic minority staff face barrage of bullying

Ethnic
minority workers in south Wales have been bullied five times more than their
white colleagues, according to new research.

A
survey of around 250 staff in both the public and private sector by the University
of Glamorgan
reveals that 25 per cent of ethnic minority workers have been bullied –
compared with just 5 per cent of white staff.

They
were five times more likely to be given demeaning jobs, and twice as likely to
be ignored or excluded by their line manager.

Report
author Duncan Lewis, of the University
of Glamorgan’s
Business
School,
said the findings painted a "scary picture" of the situation in south
Wales.

He
called on trade unions, company managers and other organisations to work
together to tackle the problem.

Researchers
concluded that ethnic minority staff were :


Five times more likely than white workers to have been told to quit their jobs
by colleagues


Five times more likely than white workers to have been given demeaning tasks


Three times more likely than white workers to report having been continually
reminded of their errors by colleagues


Twice as likely as white workers to have been ignored or excluded by their line
manager


Twice as likely as white workers to say they had been singled out by their line
manager.

By Daniel Thomas

 

 

 

 

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