Category Archives: Discrimination at work

French waiter says firing for rudeness is 'discrimination against my culture'

Guillaume Rey filed a complaint after being dismissed from a Canada restaurant for being ‘aggressive, rude and disrespectful’

A French waiter fired for being “aggressive, rude and disrespectful” says his behaviour wasn’t out of line – he’s just French.

Guillaume Rey, who worked at a Vancouver restaurant on Canada’s Pacific coast, filed a complaint with British Columbia’s Human Rights Tribunal against his former employer, claiming “discrimination against my culture”.

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Lawsuit claims sexual harassment rife in Microsoft's 'boys' club atmosphere'

Suit claims world’s largest software firm failed to properly redress 238 internal complaints, including harassment, discrimination and rape

Microsoft handled 238 internal complaints of sexual harassment and discrimination in a “lacklustre” way, according to court documents published this week.

Between 2010 and 2016, women in technical jobs at the company lodged 108 complaints of sexual harassment, 119 complaints of gender discrimination, eight complaints of retaliation and three complaints of pregnancy discrimination.

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Employers admit there’s a gender pay gap. What about race? | Omar Khan

Depressing new figures show ethnic minority workers being underpaid. Mandatory reporting is urgently required

One version of the national story we tell ourselves is that postwar migrants, particularly people of colour from the “new commonwealth”, helped support our public services, notably the National Health Service and London transport. There is something poetic in the fact that the first NHS hospital was opened within months of the arrival of Empire Windrush; yet something almost tragic that, seven decades later, their grandchildren are experiencing racial inequality at work.

Related: London mayor Sadiq Khan vows action over public workers’ ethnicity pay gap

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'Bullshit': Canadian minister blasts lack of diversity in corporate top jobs

Navdeep Bains says his country’s excuses for not hiring women as leaders is ‘a bunch of bullshit’

The Canadian minister responsible for science and economic development has described attempts to justify the lack of diversity in the country’s corporate leadership as “bullshit”.

Navdeep Bains, Canada’s minister of innovation, science and economic development, made the comments during a meeting with law students at the University of Windsor.

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James Damore sues Google, alleging intolerance of white male conservatives

Class-action lawsuit led by fired engineer includes 100 pages of internal documents and claims conservatives are ‘ostracized, belittled, and punished’

Google is facing renewed controversy over its alleged intolerance toward conservatives at the company, after a class action lawsuit filed by former engineer James Damore disclosed almost 100 pages of screen shots of internal communications in which employees discuss sensitive political issues.

Related: ‘I see things differently’: James Damore on his autism and the Google memo

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