I want to tell you about my cousin. She worked for one of the oldest law firms in the UK (which, for my own legal protection, shall remain utterly nameless). She is a qualified solicitor, and was qualified before joining. She worked there nearly a year, but not quite.
One day, between juggling client work, she was called by her boss in the office. There and then they sacked her, with no explanation necessary, although they did say, she ‘wasn’t a good fit’. All her previous appraisals were glowing, and this was the first of her knowledge about ‘not being a good fit’. It turns out, from a legal point of view, she has no leg to stand on. In the terms of her contract, they can sack her for whatever, whenever, within a certain period, and not explain themselves.
Now, this law firm services super-posh people, i.e. the royal family. She, is an arab, although she is white. The partners of this firm spend there time going to the cricket, and talking about their public school rugby days.
Now, I’m not saying there’s racism involved here, and neither is anybody else, but I bet secretly that might have been the cause.
Don’t believe anyone who tells you there’s no racism in the work place. It happens everywhere.