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What is meant by Positive Action?

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.

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