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Reports Of Workplace Discrimination By Ethnic Minorities 3 Times That Of Other Groups.

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ESRI report finds young workers, eastern European migrants and lone parents are the most likely to be in low pay jobs.

1 in 5 ethnic minority workers report discrimination in the workplace - almost 3 times the average rate.

New ESRI research also shows 41 per cent of people with disabilities are in employment, compared to the national average of 73 per cent.


Meanwhile young workers are 3 times more likely to have low hourly pay, and are 6 times more likely to be on temporary contracts.

Author of the report, Dr Francis McGinnity, says many groups in society don't have good access to decent work:


It finds travellers have the highest unemployment rates of all groups at 80 percent, while young workers, eastern European migrants and lone parents are the most likely to be in low pay jobs.

Dr McGinnity, says there are way of tackling these issues:

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