Triple jeopardy

 

The expression triple jeopardy was originally used to describe the additional risks of discrimination elderly black women faced due to their age ,race and gender. The new triple jeopardy describes the additional barriers young Muslim women are experiencing in the work place due to their religion,gender and race. A recent report by Runnymede Trust expressed concern that Pakistani and Bangladeshi women were more likely to be made redundant and found that employers made assumptions about them wanting to stop work after having children. Many well qualified second generation professionals said job offers and promotions only materialised after they removed their hijabs! The report makes recommendations for removing these additional barriers
 
Blair McPherson author of An Elephant in the room about equality and diversity in public sector organisations  www.blairmcpherson.co.uk

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