Indians may have better job opportunities in Britain

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London Mar 17 (UNI) Indians could soon have better opportunities for jobs in Britain as according to the British government plans, employers would have to give preference to ethnic minority.

As per the new plans, white men could be stopped from getting jobs as employers would have to hire ethnic minority and female candidates ahead of them.

Harriet Harman, the Minister for Women, has launched a consultation into proposals to scrap current laws that ban employers from taking race or sex into consideration when interviewing job candidates.

The plan is described as ''positive action'' rather than ''positive discrimination'' because it would not allow a candidate with worse job credentials to be given preferential treatment.

Instead, the measure involves giving employers the right to take race or sex into consideration when choosing between candidates with exactly the same qualifications.

The proposed change in the law could also affect universities, allowing them to select more female students in subjects areas such as the sciences where men have traditionally dominated, the Daily Telegraph reported.

''We would urge caution over the prospect of more Government regulation, which always causes problems for small businesses, which do not have human resources departments to steer them through the legal minefields, '' a spokesman for the Federation of Small Business said.

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