Discrimination in employment: exceptions

This note examines the various exceptions set out in the Equality Act 2010 that enable employers to discriminate lawfully in limited circumstances. The most prominent of these are the "occupational requirements" and "positive action" exceptions that apply across most of the protected characteristics.


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