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Of everyone I know in the company, the only ones who were laid off were white males. This is certainly not representative of the company's demographics. This is one of the reasons why no list of those laid off has been published internally (a first in my experience, but that could be wrong). In light of the discrimination practiced by Manulife against white males lately, this is no surprise. The leadership programs for self-proclaimed minorities only and the overwhelming number of presentations we had to attend where only the issues raised by non-minorities were discussed are two known (internal) examples.
A lesser-known example is that of a former colleague within the company who was told by his supervisor that no white male could be promoted at that time and therefore he would not get the promotion he was expecting.
At a company townhall, the question system had been accidentally set to anonymous. One employee stated that he felt strongly discriminated against as a European, especially because of his accent. Management's response was, "That's not a problem for us, we deal with sexism and minority discrimination." Another employee expressed concern and asked if he should fear for his job because he did not helped to meet the diversity quotas. This question was immediately removed.
After numerous discussions with colleagues, they expressed serious concerns about discrimination against them as men in the company. We were told over and over again that anyone who contributed to meeting the diversity quotas would be given growth opportunities.
The behaviour within Manulife has been toxic in this regard and in my view constitutes clear discrimination. I am asking Manulife to release the list of terminated employees to refute my claim.
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Posted to: https://www.thelayoff.com/t/1dYsBjwd#replies
On: Dec 11, 2021