Avoiding unlawful discrimination when you are offering promotion or transfer opportunities

You must offer opportunities for promotion, transfer or other career development without unlawful discrimination. This includes development opportunities that could lead to permanent promotion – for example, ‘acting up’ on temporary promotion, deputising or secondment.

Visit the Core guidance to make sure you know what equality law says you must do as an employer.

Promoting or transferring a worker is very similar to recruiting them in the first place. If you want to know more about this, read the section on Recruitment.

There are steps you can take to help you make sure you are not taking people’s protected characteristics into account in a way that equality law does not allow.

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Last Updated: 17 Sep 2015