158 Positive action: general
158 Positive action: general
Equality Act 2010 | Legislation

(1)     This section applies if a person (P) reasonably thinks that—

(a)     persons who share a protected characteristic suffer a disadvantage connected to the characteristic,

(b)     persons who share a protected characteristic have needs that are different from the needs of persons who do not share it, or

(c)     participation in an activity by persons who share a protected characteristic is disproportionately low.

(2)     This Act does not prohibit P from taking any action which is a proportionate means of achieving the aim of—

(a)     enabling or encouraging persons who share the protected characteristic to overcome or minimise that disadvantage,

(b)     meeting those needs, or

(c)     enabling or encouraging persons who share the protected characteristic to participate in that activity.