'Racist' job ad sparks investigation
An advert for an IT professional "preferably of Indian origin" is being investigated after complaints were made to the Equalities and Human Rights Commission.
The ad, placed on jobsite.co.uk, said: "Minimum six years of experience in IT ... The person should be a UK citizen with security clearance from the UK Government. Preferably of Indian origin." Jobsite told the Daily Mail it did not check ads before they were listed and the wording was the responsibility of the advertiser.
Tory MP for Monmouth, David Davies, said the ad was clearly racist and he called on the ECHR to investigate.
The ad was for a job at IT consultants Torry Harris which has offices in Bristol, New Jersey and Germany as well as offshore centres in China and India.
A spokeswoman for Torry Harris sent us the following: "We have employees whose ethnic origins are varied and diverse. We will not tolerate any form of discrimination, racial or otherwise, whether it is of a positive or a negative nature.
"This matter is presently the subject of a thorough internal investigation. If any employee or employees are found to have acted improperly in any way, shape or form, we will instigate disciplinary proceedings without hesitation." ®
Sorry there is no such thing as 'positive' discrimination.
Discrimination is discrimination.
Reminded me of a mate that swore blind that only white people could be racist.
If the advert had said of white english origins there would be flag burning in the streets by now
Nothing new here
There is a number of Indian outsourcing companies that continuously put racist and illegal ads on Jobsite, LinkedIn, etc. I have reported a few, but the general approach of the Home Office is "We do not give a flying f***".
I guess it takes the Daily Fail to intervene for someone to notice the one of the many ads.
That is of course the "visible" side of the coin here. There is also the invisible. Racial selection is ripe in the UK IT industry.
A while back I got so pissed off by not getting any responses for job apps that I invented a "lodger" that lived at my address, graduated from the worst Indian university I could find info on, went through a few companies that went bust and so on. Basically I cooked an Indian CV that had "failure" written all over it and applied for the jobs that never provided me with any feedback under that name. There were at least 3 big UK agencies that rang the "indian" phone (actually my second NTL line) like crazy for weeks after that.
We are all equal....
but some are more equal than others.
It used to be called "positive discrimination", but that still included the bad "D" word, so the pigs decided to call it "affirmative action", and all of the other animals were happy.
Big Brother, because there isn't a Napoleon icon....
I keep wondering if there is a equivalent to Godwin's Law, where any any online discussion about the British Labour Government will eventually lead to someone mentioning Orwell.
@ Paul 4 "Yep"
**Indians are well KNOW for using TOTALY 100% perfect written English. UNFORTUNATLY to most English speakers is comes ACCROSS very odd, because they use the type of English that we would have used 100 years ago.**
"know" should have been KNOWN, "totaly" = TOTALLY, "unfortunatly" = UNFORTUNATELY, "accross" = ACROSS
As your message isn't 100% perfect written English, we can safely assume that you are not Indian then lol.