Far Out Friday: Name mocking is 'racial discrimination,' says advisor

Far Out Friday: Name mocking is 'racial discrimination,' says advisor

Far Out Friday: Name mocking is A financial advisor is crying “racial discrimination” claiming his name has been mocked several times, most recently by a UK regulator.

Based out of London, UK, Filip Slipaczek says his name – which, when pronounced in English, resembles  ‘slip-a-cheque’ – has been made fun of “dozens” of times by call centres, industry providers and, most recently, by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), earlier this month.

“The mocking of, or laughing at, my surname is racial discrimination and totally unacceptable,” Slipaczek said, reported ftadviser.com.

Slipaczek – who has clean record as an advisor and has received his ISO 22222 certification four consecutive times over the last three years – claims staff have laughed out loud at his name, particularly when referenced alongside his business title: financial planner.

When Slipaczek filed a complaint with the FCA he says he received the following response from a senior official. “I agree this is unacceptable after listening to the call," and was promised the head of the call centre would be back in touch with him.

But, Slipaczek’s battle for justice doesn’t end here. (continued.)


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