Updated to include information on Government Legal Service v Brookes, in which the EAT held that a requirement for a job applicant with Asperger's syndrome to complete an online psychometric test was indirectly discriminatory.
Section 159 of the Equality Act 2010 prescribes that employers are, in certain circumstances, not prohibited from treating individuals with a protected characteristic more favourably than others in connection with recruitment or promotion, if the more favourable treatment is intended to enable or encourage those individuals to overcome or minimise a disadvantage or participate in an activity where they are under-represented in that activity.
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