What is the meaning of positive discrimination?
Lets dive right in: positive discrimination in the workforce is the act of favouring someone based on a protected characteristic. This could be: Hiring someone with a disability in order to fulfill a quota. Promoting a specific number of people, simply because they share a protected characteristic.
How does positive discrimination work?
Positive discrimination is most commonly referred to in the context of recruitment. If two candidates are going for a role, and one is hired over the other - despite being less suitable for the job - because they possess protected characteristics, then this is positive discrimination.
What is not covered by indirect discrimination?
Disability (including mental health complications) Gender reassignment. Marriage and civil partnership. Pregnancy and maternity (doesnt apply to indirect discrimination)
Whats an example of indirect discrimination?
An example of indirect discrimination, may be a minimum height requirement for a job where height is not relevant to carry out the role. Such a requirement would likely discriminate disproportionately against women (and some minority ethnic groups) as they are generally shorter than men.
What is considered discrimination at work?
Unlawful workplace discrimination occurs when an employer takes adverse action against a person who is an employee or prospective employee because of the following attributes of the person: race. colour. sex.
What is considered indirect discrimination?
Indirect discrimination happens when there is a policy that applies in the same way for everybody but disadvantages a group of people who share a protected characteristic, and you are disadvantaged as part of this group.