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BMJ 1997; 314 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7083.3 (Published 15 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:S3-7083

Women, black people, disabled people, lesbians and gay men, ex-offenders, and those with strong regional accents or who are fat are most likely to be discriminated against, both in recruitment and in the workplace, according to a survey by the Institute of Personnel Development. But employers who succeed in managing people from diverse backgrounds can improve customer care, avoid negative perceptions of their organisation, and attract better staff which leads to better overall financial performance. Managing Diversity is available free on 0181263 3240.

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