Positive action examples:
To better understand how positive action works, our solicitors have outlined some examples below:
Example one: A company is hiring or promoting an applicant with a protected characteristic who is as qualified as other applicants. For example, two people are shortlisted for a digital marketing company, which is predominantly made up of younger employees. One applicant is 25 years old, and the other is 55 years old, but both are equally qualified for the position. The digital marketing company, therefore, decides to employ the older applicant.
Example two: A company is providing mentoring to protected groups. For instance, at a newspaper writing company, providing mentoring sessions for people with dyslexia helps them write clear and informative articles. Therefore, these sessions can help their future progression within the company.
If you’re unsure whether your company is conducting positive action or positive discrimination, please contact our solicitors for more information on 01273 726951.