Direct discrimination is treating someone less favourably than another on one of the nine equality grounds.
Indirect discrimination is discrimination by impact. It occurs when an apparently neutral practice, requirement or procedure negatively impacts on or puts persons of a particular group at a disadvantage compared with other employees of the same employer. The employer can be found to have indirectly discriminated against the group unless the practice or requirement is justified, objectively on gender grounds or reasonably on non-gender grounds, by a legitimate aim and the means of achieving that aim are appropriate and necessary.
Wednesday, 25 March 2009