Positive discrimination examples:
As highlighted earlier, positive discrimination can take place in several circumstances, some of which include:
1. Two people are interviewing for the same job. One of the applicants has a physical disability and is less qualified for the role. Still, the company has a quota to employ more people with a disability. In this circumstance, if the company decides to hire the applicant with a disability, it can be classed as positive discrimination.
2. A company is looking to promote someone to become the manager of a branch. However, currently, all the other branch managers are women. There are two contenders for this promotion, one male and one female. The female has been at the company longer and produced better results. However, the company decides to give promotion to the male contender.
3. A company is having to make a few redundancies. One of the possibilities is someone who is part of the LGBT+ community and has been underperforming. However, the company decides to make a better-performing employee redundant to keep members of the LGBT+ community in their workforce.