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Despite diversity efforts, discrimination still a problem: Survey

By HR Reporter |

Despite increased efforts around diversity and inclusion, many working Canadians continue to experience discrimination, according to a recent survey.

Almost one-third (31 per cent) of those who identify as belonging to a visible ethnic minority say they have witnessed or experienced judgment or misconduct at their current workplace based on ethnicity or skin colour. That’s compared to 13 per cent of all workers.

Among those in the minority, 32 per cent believe their ethnicity has negatively impacted their career growth, and 19 per cent say prejudice or lack of diversity and inclusion based on their ethnicity has influenced their decision to leave an employer, finds the survey by ADP Canada.

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