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Feb

Inquiry into racial inequality in health and social care workplaces

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched an inquiry into racial inequality in health and social care workplaces.

The Commission wants to understand the experiences of ethnic minority people working on the frontline in lower-paid roles, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Based on the evidence, it will make recommendations aimed at employers, governments and other agencies, to improve conditions for ethnic minority workers.

The inquiry is considering how the treatment of ethnic minority health and social care workers who are employed in low-paid roles has been influenced by their:

  • ethnicity
  • employment status
  • immigration status
  • working conditions

It is calling on people to complete a confidential survey to share their experiences, or to submit evidence via email. The Commission wants to hear from the following groups:

  • Ethnic minority workers in lower paid roles in health and social care
  • Co-workers of ethnic minority workers
  • Health and social care employers
  • Organisations who support workers, e.g trade unions

Anyone who wants to submit evidence to the inquiry can do so via the Equality and Human Rights Commission website.

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