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Recruiter slammed for racist job ad!

A recruitment agency has recently been criticised for a recent job advert they posted, which was so obnoxiously racist.

A North Sea recruiter has been heavily criticised for a job advert they posted which stated that they wanted to ‘avoid’ Polish contractors ’as much as possible’.

The recruiter, Ryan Ship Management has been condemned for its behaviour, which has been branded by the Scottish and UK Governments as ‘unlawful’. A spokesperson for the Scottish Government claimed the move was ‘unacceptable and should not be tolerated’, reported Energy Voice. This news comes just a few weeks after the Reviewedo Blog revealed that Facebook had to pay $5m after they allowed job adverts to block Black and Ethnic Minority candidates which can be read about here. Surely companies can learn from the mistakes of the biggest companies in the world?

An offshore union has already revealed that it is pursuing the matter. Jake Molloy from the RMT Union’s Offshore Regional Organiser, descried the situation as ‘shocking on so many levels’ and has demanded that all North Sea oil companies outlaw these type of recruitment practices.

Jake Molloy revealed that there were increasing concerns over a culture of prejudice offshore with companies seeking to hire employees on cheap North Sea pay rates. Molloy went on to say that ‘the blatant racist inference about avoiding Polish workers is appalling.”

Since the uproar, Robin Tawari, the company director of Ryan Ship Management has issued an apology on LinkedIn, stating that the words used in the job description were ‘a huge mistake’.

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