A recent study by Sachverständigenrat für Integration und Migration (SVR) becomes the first study to look at discrimination in the work place and how having a migration background influences whether or not an individual gets a job or is at least invited to an interview.
Currently, more than 60% of German employers do not employ migrants or children of migrants. Some of these can be traced back to discrimination. On average, a German applicant requires only 5 applications to be invited to a job interview, while a migrant required 7.
The study found that discrimination is higher in some professions more than in others. Also smaller companies were more discriminatory compared to middle sized and large companies.