Indirect discrimination

Indirect discrimination (doesn’t include disability)
An employer applies a criterion or practice to everyone
• Doing this puts women or men, people of a certain age, or particular sexual orientation, from a racial group, national or ethnic origin or religion or belief at a particular disadvantage
• The employer can’t show that the criterion or practice is a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.

For example:
• An employer decides that only full-time employees are eligible for promotion or work related bonuses, this disproportionately affects women who make up 95% of the part-time workforce in that organization. The employer has no justification for making this decision.

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