This Workplace Issue Might Be Hurting Your Team

June 23, 2016

How to recognize and prevent unconscious bias in your restaurant.
Fast food workers experience negative job problems with racial and gender bias.
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The MFHA hosts workshops promoting practices that protect against bias in the workplace.
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Most operators have training systems in place to address issues like workplace diversity, and to ensure the restaurant is a friendly, non-discriminating place for employees and customers alike.

But while operators can protect against outright prejudice, more subtle favoritism or discrimination can also be a problem in foodservice hiring practices. Unconscious biases influence all interactions—personal and professional—but it’s especially true in an industry that employs and attracts people from across the spectrum of ages, colors, and creeds.