Employment Discrimination Blog

report by the Women and Equalities Committee has found that Muslim women are three times less likely to be in work due to the perceived triple penalty of being a women, a Muslim and being BAME. Religion is believed to be the main cause due to a rise in Islamophobia in society as a whole.

This discrimination often stems from Muslim women wearing religious clothing in the work place. The report suggests name-blind recruitment as a means of reducing discrimination in the recruitment phase.