I’m not ashamed of our diversity targets, says RAF recruiting chief The woman in charge of RAF recruitment has said she is “unashamed” of a policy that could mean women and ethnic minorities in effect being prioritised for roles over white men
RAF investigates ‘positive discrimination’
Ministers will investigate whether the RAF has acted illegally in the past by prioritising females and ethnic minorities for positions over white males.James He
RAF took steps to 'artificially inflate' diversity numbers to hit target, defence sources suggest
Positive discrimination - the promotion of someone solely based on a specific, protected characteristic - is illegal under equality legislation.
RAF recruitment chief refused 'unlawful' order to 'prioritise women and ethnic minorities over white men', leaked email reveals
The group captain - whose subsequent resignation was revealed by Sky News - told her boss in the email earlier this month that she was not willing to allocate slots on RAF training courses based purely on a specific gender or ethnicity, according to a cop
RAF diversity targets: More women and ethnic minorities 'a good thing', says recruitment chief
Sky News reported on Tuesday that the head of RAF recruitment had resigned in protest at what defence sources described was an "effective pause" on making job offers to white men in favour of women and ethnic minorities.
RAF is ‘unashamed’ of its diversity targets, says head of recruitment
Maria Byford defends policy and MoD says ‘no standards will be lowered’ after concerns fighting strength could be undermined