Via Wales Online
A refugee from West Africa who settled in Wales 10 years ago is accusing Virgin Atlantic of racial discrimination after his application for a call centre job was rejected.
When Max Kpakio applied in his own name for the job in Swansea he was turned down, but when he submitted a new application under the made-up name Craig Owen he was repeatedly invited to attend an interview.
Mr Kpakio, 36, arrived in Wales in 2002 after escaping from the civil war in his country of origin Liberia. He is separated from his wife, but has three children who were born in Wales and was granted British citizenship in 2007.
He said: “Virgin Atlantic recently opened a call centre opposite Swansea railway station. A friend told me they were taking on staff and I went along to a presentation in their offices. Continue Reading…..
Max looks VEX.
Well this is shocking news. I thought that by employing Usain Bolt to be the “face” of Virgin Media that black folk were welcome to work across all Virgin brands.
Richard Branson needs to stop frolicking on the beach with the likes of Kate Moss and Kate Winslet on Necker Island and fly his backside over to Swansea ASAP!
On a serious note organisations have been pulling this stunt for YEARS and keep getting away with it.
I wish Max the best of luck with this case. This is going to be interesting.
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