Legal Article - Employment Law

Encouraging Positive Action

a) Training their own employees (male or female) for work which is traditionally the preserve of the other sex, for example, training women for skilled manual or technical work;

b) Positive encouragement to women to apply for management posts special courses may need to be run;

c) Certain jobs can be carried out on a part-time or flexi-time basis;

d) Personal leave arrangements are adequate and available to both sexes. It should not be assumed that men may not need to undertake domestic responsibilities on occasion, especially at the time of childbirth.

e) Child-care facilities are available locally or whether it would be feasible to establish nursery facilities on the premises or combine with other employers to provide them.

Published: 25 May 2011

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