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LABOUR COUNCILS FACE RACE BIAS CLAIMS

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Black people working for companies with a high prfile commitment to equally opportunities are more likely to be dis...
Black people working for companies with a high prfile commitment to equally opportunities are more likely to be disciplined compared to their white colleagues, the Guardian reports (p4).

Evidence from Camden LBC produced at the request of the Commission for Racial Equality shows black staff are twice as likely as whites to face disciplinary proceedings.

The Guardian says that some white managers privately suspect that more blacks are being disciplined because poorly qualified people were hired in the 1980s by the boroughs when they increased black recruitment to increase representation of blacks. Others believe the disparity is because there are more blacks in lower grades.

However, neither theory accounts for the different outcomes in Camden for white and black staff charged with the same offence.
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