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Bosses can lawfully hire a woman over a man with same qualifications for first time Watch


    Sex should not be taken into account in the first place, if the qualifications reflect the requirements.

    (Original post by Teaddict)
    Men with the same qualifications as women can be lawfully rejected from jobs in favour of female rivals for the first time, ministers have said.

    The move is primarily aimed at addressing female under-representation in the workforce. It came as new figures showed that the number of women on the boards of Britain’s biggest companies has barely increased in the past three years.

    It will also mean that a manager will be able lawfully to hire a black man over a white man, a homosexual man over a heterosexual man, if they have the same skill set.

    Lynne Featherstone, the Equalities minister, denied the plans were about “political correctness, or red tape, or quotas” and would help make the workplace fairer.


    I find this incredibly ironic that an equalities minister is introducing measures which will increase inequality. Will this make the workplace fairer? No because it is increasing inequality. Labour did exactly the same thing and it is wrong.

    You cannot tackle inequality by creating more inequalities.
    Jesus christ.

    'Positive' discrimination does not work. Companies should be allowed to hire the best person for the job. Hiring someone shouldn't be on the basis of getting more women into the job, or more ethnic minorities into the job, or more homosexual people into the job.

    Why can't we just hire the best people for the job?
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