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Age and racial discrimination alleged in Shell jobs restructuring

By John Donovan

The allegations of racism at Shell made by this Shell insider (name and email address supplied to us) comes as no great surprise bearing in mind the way Shell employees in Malaysia and Ethiopia have been treated.

POSTING ON SHELL BLOG BY A SHELL INSIDER “Fred” on Dec 7th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

I fully agree with rockdude1950 since I have been observing all this from the sidelines and also find myself in that position.

Having been with Shell for 31 years (and being 55) I find that my performance has for the first time in my career deteriorated from high to below average in the short space of 6 months. I have also been unsuccessful in obtaining a position at EC-1 to EC-3 level.

I would also like to add ethnicity to the equation since it has also played an important part in the decision-making process regarding retention of staff. After all just look at the ranks of EC-1, EC-2 and EC-3. At least 95%+ are white. Just shows what an ethnic diverse Company Shell is and what decisions were made at EC level. The Swiss after all are not known for their racial equality.

At this late stage in my life it will be difficult to find another job. I have no choice but to take the package when it gets offered but I am contemplating legal action. Anyone know any good lawyers? There is a very good chance that they can make a bundle out of this. Maybe we should pool together and have a class action suit on the grounds of discrimination. Any takers? and its sister non-profit websites,,,,,, and are owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia feature.

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