Updated to include information on Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd, a personal injury case that may have implications for discriminatory behaviour by employees towards colleagues or third parties.
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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