Earlier this week the party’s members backed a ‘name-blank’ application form in the public sector at its Glasgow conference.
Commenting, Liberal Democrat Business Minister and Minister of Women and Equalities Jo Swinson said:
“Liberal Democrats are working towards a stronger economy and a fairer society, enabling everyone to get on in life. We believe in opportunity for all, regardless of age, gender, sexuality, race or religious views.
“This policy will help to eliminate subconscious discrimination by ensuring that candidates are invited to interview based on their qualifications and not their gender or ethnicity. Good employers have nothing to fear from these changes.”
The move was part of an Equality Policy Paper which also set out plans to increase representation of women on boards, promote apprenticeships for groups who are under-represented in the labour market and to develop a strategy to end FGM within a generation.