If you identify with or belong to the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, we have compiled a number of tailored guides to support BAME people in work, as well as one page on understanding the impact of race discrimination in the UK.

At Aspiring to Include, we are dedicated to supporting people from any of the protected characteristics who are at risk of discrimination in the workplace. Alongside providing extensive guidance and advice for employers on how to rectify a lack of diversity and inclusion at their companies, we give tailored support to jobseekers or employees.  

Part of this is discussing discrimination and barriers against the Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) community in the UK. This includes challenges both in work and to accessing both high quality and secure employment. 

Furthermore, we implore that you encourage your employer to read our guides on developing equality, diversity and inclusion, as that will help to remove those barriers for both yourself and those from other protected characteristics.   

To read more about our use of acronyms or other terminology, see our dedicated page. 

Understanding Your Rights at Work

The necessary legislation to protect BAME people from discrimination in work and accessing employment has been in place for at least a decade, but there have been no drastic improvements. Although the situation is slowly improving, it does so through greater understanding and awareness of the challenges and the meaning of discrimination. 

In this guide, we detail all the different definitions of discrimination so that you can identify it exactly when it occurs around you. If your employer is committed to inclusivity, they will be open to being called out when they make mistakes.  

Furthermore, if you think that this discrimination isn’t a mistake but open discrimination against you or a colleague, we outline the steps you can take to resolve the issue, including where to go to take the matter further. By understanding your rights at work as a BAME person, you can be the difference in ensuring this is the last decade of discrimination in the UK.  

The Impact of Discrimination on Employment

Getting to grips with the impact of discrimination against BAME people on employment could help you to better explain to your employer or superior about the importance of inclusivity in the workplace. This tailored guide outlines some of the most up-to-date research on the BAME employment gap in the UK.

BAME Woman in Work

Being part of the multiple protected characteristics that are vulnerable to discrimination in both the workplace and in the hiring process creates a double burden. This page outlines advice you can take to deal with these extra pressures, as well as insights into some of the latest research.  

Accessing Advice and Support

We all need some extra support from time to time, especially during difficult times like a global pandemic. As such, we believed it was important to link to some of the best support and resources out there. Furthermore, we recognise that BAME people will face different challenges to some other groups, meaning that most of the links are for support tailored specifically for those in the BAME community.  

Given the harsh impacts of COVID-19 on people in the BAME community, part of the page outlines support that directly relates to coping with the pandemic.  

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