MAN WINS PAYOUT OVER POLICE JOB RACE BIAS
A police force that broke sex and race discrimination laws with its
recruitment policy has paid an undisclosed sum to a disappointed job
applicant who was rejected solely because he was a white man.
Avon and Somerset police discarded nearly 200 applications from young
white men after a recruitment drive to give greater opportunity to
women and ethnic minority candidates. It claimed that white males were
"over-represented" on the force.
The Chief Constable, admitted that it had been unlawful for the force
to select applicants solely on the grounds of race and sex.
|HOW HR2all CAN HELP
The minute you start to describe a job role, or picture the perfect
person to fill the vacancy, you are in danger of falling foul of a host
of discrimination regulations. If you don't want to pay a person before
they've done a stroke of work for you, then call HR2all to create:
When it comes to positive discrimination, your intentions might be the
best but your working practices must still comply.
- A job description and person specification
- Advert and application form
- Interview questions and record sheets
- Offer letter and contract of employment