All-women shortlists 'illegal'

All-women shortlists 'illegal'

All-women shortlists aimed at getting more women on the boards of large companies have been ruled illegal by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

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Comments (4)

  • Dee
    Dee@ Beth Cauldwell
    Tue, 12 Aug 2014 1:14pm BST
    Yes, if predetermined.
  • Margaret Davies
    Margaret Davies
    Wed, 6 Aug 2014 12:59pm BST
    Maybe this helps in our deliberation over positive discrimination for women in leadership by ruling it out! Quotas are controversial. In our opinion they may hinder progress by increasingly the chance that women leaders are not perceived as talented but rather as a member on a shortlist. See the recent Cabinet Catwalk coverage by the media.
  • Sara
    Sara@ Beth Cauldwell
    Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:44am BST
    They didn't say that any all woman short-list was illegal, only ones where it was predetermined, so presumably any all male short-list would be ok as long as it was just a coincidence that there were no other genders on it.
  • Beth Cauldwell
    Beth Cauldwell
    Fri, 25 Jul 2014 4:46pm BST
    Does this mean all male shortlist also illegal?