PwC diversity executives mocked Chinese accents, dressed as ‘bat from Wuhan’ during company trivia event
Two human resource executives at PwC, Australia’s largest consulting firm, are accused of racist behavior at the firm’s trivia event last Thursday, in which one of them was said to have dressed as a “bat from Wuhan” while the other mocked Chinese accents. The company is now undergoing an internal investigation of the matter.
The incident: The racist behavior occurred in a skit performed during a virtual trivia event for the national infrastructure division hosted by PwC’s human resources team, according to The Australian Financial Review.
A high-profile accounting firm based in Britain recently published a report indicating that its Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) employees receive approximately 13% less in salary than their White peers.
PwC, recognized as one of the world’s top four accounting firms, revealed in self-published data on Monday that the BAME pay gap is currently 12.8% while the bonus gap is 35.4%, the Independent reports.