Using positive action to target training or promote a wider range of people

In this section we look at the following issues:

  • What is ‘positive action’?
  • Do I have to take positive action?
  • When can I use positive action?
  • Explaining why you are using positive action
  • Treating disabled people better than non-disabled people
  • The sort of lawful positive action steps you can take in relation to training, development, promotion and transfer
  • When you are allowed to use positive action and what you have to do to show it is needed
    • What you have to show to be able to use positive action
    • The sort of evidence you can use
    • What ‘disadvantage’ means
    • What ‘different needs’ means
    • What ‘disproportionately low’ means
    • Tie-break situations
    • Exceptions where a particular protected characteristic can be looked at during training, development, promotion or transfer but which are not the same as positive action.

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Last Updated: 17 Apr 2014