Black employees are less likely to get pay rises than their white colleagues, says research

Written by Leah Mahon
Published on 28th May 2021

Research found that 28% of black workers feel that their voice continues to be the least valued at work (Picture: Getty Images)

Black professionals are twice as likely to not receive a pay rise compared to white professionals. The recruitment consultancy company, Robert Walters, published a report detailing that 42% of Black workers in the UK are not considered eligible for a pay rise after negotiations. Since 2012 the ethnic pay gap between white and Black, Asian and other ethnic minority groups has decreased but they continue to earn less than their white colleagues.

 The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported that the median hourly pay gap between black African workers and white workers is 13%. The report revealed that there is a lack of trust between black professionals and white managers, with the former not trusting their management to act in their best interests.

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