According to the Guardian:
A recent study found that Muslim men and women were being held back in the workplace by widespread Islamophobia, racism and discrimination, and that Muslim adults were far less likely to be in full-time work. Research for the English government’s social mobility watchdog also found that while a strong work ethic and high resilience among Muslims resulted in impressive results in education, this did not translate into the workplace — with only 6% of Muslims breaking through into professional jobs compared with 10% of the overall population in England and Wales.
Here are some other findings from the study:
— The study found 19.8% of Muslims aged 16-to-74 were in full-time employment, compared with 34.9% of the overall population.
— 18% of Muslim women aged 16 to 74 were recorded as “looking after home and family”, compared with 6% of the overall female population.
Study also found a number of social barriers from success including:
— Students face stereotyping and low expectations from teachers and a lack of Muslim staff or other role models in the classroom.
— Minority ethnic-sounding names reduce the likelihood of people being offered an interview.
— Young Muslims routinely fear becoming targets of bullying and harassment and feel forced to work “10 times as hard” as their white counterparts to get on.
— Women wearing headscarfs face particular discrimination once entering the workplace.