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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


positive action
Action of an employer offering training to, or encouraging job applications from, groups which are under-represented in a particular job. It is a limited exception to the prohibition on discrimination in employment, although it does not allow any positive discrimination in the actual recruitment of employees.
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