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Secret filming exposes apparent Muslim work prejudice

Employers are seemingly discriminating against people because they are Muslim, a BBC Inside Out undercover investigation has revealed.

The programme found apparent discrimination in the workplace when it sent two undercover reporters, one Muslim and a non-Muslim, to apply for 40 jobs.

The non-Muslim applicant succeeded in getting 13 interviews and one offer of a job, whilst the Muslim candidate was successful in getting only three interviews, despite having similar qualifications and experience.

Inside Out also undertook secret filming in a supermarket where three jobs were advertised for a manager, a store supervisor and a driver.

'Zoltan', the Muslim candidate, arrived first at the shop and was told that the job had been filled.

The non-Muslim applicant, 'Ian', followed five minutes later and was told there were several store supervisor jobs available and was given an application form.

Baroness Warsi, the government's Faith and Communities Minister, says it is vital that discrimination policies are "applied at the grass roots level".

In response, the supermarket has thanked Inside Out for bringing this to their attention and says it is investigating the findings in the programme.

Inside Out West is broadcast on BBC One on Monday, 28 October at 19:30 GMT and nationwide on the iPlayer for seven days thereafter.

  • 28 Oct 2013
  • From the section England
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