Calls Made for Oil, Gas Worker Discrimination Investigation
Calls for an investigation into discrimination against former oil and gas workers looking to find work in other sectors have been made, the BBC reported Monday.
Aberdeenshire East Member of Scottish Parliament (MSP) Gillian Martin has written to UK Employment Minister Damian Hinds asking for an examination into how widespread this trend has become, after stating that she has seen documentary evidence of some level of discrimination, according to the BBC.
"Many people who have lost their jobs in the oil and gas sector have been trying to find employment in other sectors of the economy,” Martin was reported as saying by the BBC.
"Examples suggest that companies are discriminating against these workers, regardless of their skills, based only on their past involvement in the oil and gas industry,” she added.
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