The Equality Act 2010 enables organisations to use Positive Action to engage a more diverse workforce.
Positive Action can be used whenever an under-represented group is identified. Legislation enables Positive Action to work around issues highlighted under the Equality Act 2010: disability, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.
Positive Action is often confused with Positive Discrimination, which means employing someone just because they come from an under-represented group in spite of whether they have the relevant skills and qualifications. We treat all applicants in accordance with legislation currently in place.