Skip to content
Premium Symbol Premium

Majority of ethnic minority tech workers experience prejudice, report finds

tech minority
Image credit: Jacob Lund via Shutterstock

A government-backed report has revealed an alarming prevalence of ethnic minority discrimination in the tech sector.

According to new research, backed by the UK’s tech department, 61% of ethnic minorities in the UK tech sector said they have experienced discrimination in the last 24 months.

The report also found that 79% of minority ethnic workers in tech believe they had been offered a lower salary than they had expected.

“It’s my mission to ensure the exciting careers on offer in our thriving tech industry are available to everyone, no matter their background,” said Paul Scully, parliamentary under-secretary of state for tech and the digital economy.

The research has supported the development of a business toolkit that aims to improve the opportunities for a diverse tech workforce. The Department for Science Innovation and Technology (DSIT)-commissioned toolkit was unveiled at the Colorintech event in London....