Thompsons in Scotland is proud to support the anti-racism charity Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC).
In our day-to-day work we are involved with many cases of discrimination, particularly in the workplace, and we see the damage that such discrimination can do. We fight for justice for our clients in this respect and know that supporting the work of SRtRC is fundamental to helping educate Scotland about racism and inclusivity.
Footballing heroes and the fight against racism
In 90s Newcastle, Shaka Hislop, Newcastle United's goalkeeper at the time, suffered racist abuse from a group of youngsters in a car park. When one of the group recognised Hislop and approached him to ask for an autograph, the experience led the professional footballer to realise his role-model status could be harnessed to challenge racism in society. And from that moment, Show Racism the Red Card was born.
Focusing on taking a strong anti-racism message into schools and workplaces, the charity provides videos and education packs to help challenge misconceptions, stereotypes and the negative attitudes of some sections of society.
Backed by some of the biggest names in British football, Harry Kane, Deli Ali, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jordan Pickford, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Harry Maguire, Eni Aluko and with the support of England and Wales managers, Gareth Southgate and Ryan Giggs respectively, the charity's anti-racism message acknowledges that racial discrimination is a constantly evolving problem that requires an ongoing, but ever-changing response.
Thompsons working with SRtRC
David Martyn, partner at Thompsons, understands well the importance of the work that SRtRC does in Scotland. He says, "As a firm, we fight for the rights of individuals whenever they have been discriminated against. Racism in the workplace, is something which Thompsons sees with saddening regularity and we are deeply aware of what it means for Scotland's society whenever someone reaches out to us for legal advice and representation due to racial discrimination at work.
"We wholeheartedly support the work carried out by SRtRC and the messages they take to schools and workplaces across Scotland. Education is key in this issue and the resources and training packages the organisation provides can hopefully be at the forefront of widespread attitude change in Scotland."
Find out more on the Show Racism the Red Card website: https://www.theredcard.org/