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Ethnic minority women face employment discrimination

Fri, 07/12/2012 - 12:56 -- nick

Some ethnic minority women are changing their names and removing hijabs when applying for jobs to beat discrimination, a parliamentary report by MPs and peers has found.

Many ethnic minority women experience unemployment at twice the average rate, and their levels of unemployment have failed to come down in decades.

The report, by the parliamentary group on race and community, suggests that a quarter of unemployment experienced by Pakistani, Bangladeshi and black British communities is due to prejudice and discrimination.

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