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Meanings of Positive discrimination and Positive action and their differences.April 21, 2021 at 6:46 pm #618434Ken GarrettKeymaster
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Positive action is taking steps to improve equality in your workplace. Examples are:
1 Placing job adverts to target particular groups
2 Statements in job ads to encourage applications from under-represented group. For example, ‘we welcome female applicants’
3 Offering training or internships to help certain groups get opportunities or progress at work.
In the UK positive action is legal.
In the UK, positive discrimination is illegal.
Employers are guilty of positive discrimination if they hire or seek an individual purely based on their protected characteristic such as race, gender, age, disability, religion and sexual orientation rather than experience or qualifications.
Positive discrimination also includes setting quotas or benchmarks in the recruitment process, or promoting a specific number of people within a minority group.
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