HR and people management

Positive action

On 6 April 2011 the new positive action provisions on recruitment and promotion contained in the Equality Act 2010 (the act) came into force. Law firms, as employers, who want to make use of these voluntary provisions will be affected.

This practice note:

  • summarises the law relating to positive action
  • explains what the new provisions mean for practitioners
  • provides examples of how and when the provisions could be used

This practice note is the Law Society’s view of good practice in this area, and is not legal advice. For more information see the legal status.