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Ban Positive Discrimination

Submitted on Thursday 15th December 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

Petition Action

Ban Positive Discrimination

Additional Information

The 2010 Equality Act legalised positive discrimination; that is to allow employers to discriminate against potential employees based on a host of predetermined factors, such as race, gender and sexual orientation. We, the British public, find it abhorrent that having fought discrimination for so long, the previous government legislated to allow employers to racially discriminate against people, and we ask the current government to repeal this disgraceful legislation. Everyone, no matter what ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation they are, should have the same rights as everyone else, and we ask the government to reflect this in law.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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