Posts Tagged: job discrimination

Roma anti-discrimination campaign by DIAK but offers nothing concrete

Video clips published by a program managed by the Diaconia University of Applied Sciences (DIAK) a privately owned university whose main shareholders are church foundations and institutions, launched a video with Finnish celebrities who were seeking jobs with Roma surnames. 

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Yle in English asks: Have you come up against unfair hiring practices in Finland?

Thanks to Dr. Gareth Rice’s courageous example that exposed unfair hiring practices at the university, some long-overdue attention is now being paid to a much wider problem that migrants face in this country. YLE in English asks its readers to share their views on the issue.  On Wednesday at 7:12pm, the Yle in English story had 130 comments! It’s

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Challenging prejudices against migrants in Finland should be a priority. But who’s doing this?

Dr. Gareth Rice’s  claim that foreign academics are being bypassed for permanent tenures in favor of Finnish academics raises a wider issue that migrants and minorities face in Finland. Finding a job is one matter for an immigrant in this country but being hired on a permanent basis is quite another story. One may ask

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European Network Against Racism report highlights Finland’s racism and discrimination challenges

Shadow reports on racism in Europe by the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) reveals something we’ve not known and written about on Migrant Tales for a long time. Apart from racism and discrimination happening in employment, the question behind the question is why is this still an issue? Why are governments still doing too little?

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Guess Helsinki: Saleswoman gets fired for wearing headscarf to work

A Muslim woman who wore a headscarf to work on her first day was fired, reports Helsingin Sanomat, Finland’s largest daily. Even if the managers of the Guess clothing store deny that the women was fired because she is a Muslim, prosecutor Jaakko Tapala is filing a charge for job discrimination. The two managers said

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