Race, Ethnicity and Employment



The Equal Opportunities Committee is conducting an inquiry into race, ethnicity and employment.

We began by seeking views in our call for evidence. Written evidence focussed on -  

  • challenges facing ethnic minorities accessing employment support and advice
  • the experiences of ethnic minorities in employment
  • the measures being taken – and those that are still required – to achieve positive outcomes in employment.

We have now completed all of our oral evidence sessions on this inquiry. We published our report on 28 January 2016.


March 2015 to May 2016


Our call for views ran between 6 May and 1 July 2015.

Evidence received


Case studies

We took oral evidence from 25 June to 19 November 2015. Details can be found under evidence received


The Committee published its report on 28 January 2016 -  

1st Report, 2016 (Session 4): Removing Barriers: race, ethnicity and employment

The Committee received the Scottish Government's response on 8 March 2016 - 


For further information, please email [email protected] or call 0131 348 5408.

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