The Glass Box: Exclusion of Roma From Employment

21 February 2007

The Glass Box: Exclusion of Roma From Employment

This report presents the results of groundbreaking factual research in five countries, as well as legal and policy research from various contexts. The central finding of the research is that explicit, open and unconcealed racial discrimination against Roma is a fact in hiring procedures in all five of the countries at issue. A stunning 64% of all Roma survey believe that they have personally suffered discrimination on the labour market. Close to half of those persons reported to researchers that they had been explicitly told by prospective employers that the company at issue did not hire Roma. The research further revealed that public labour offices charged with assisting the unemployed in finding work in the main magnified discriminatory hiring policies by undertaking no actions whatsoever to challenge these.


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