See also ‘Discrimination’ – Indirect discrimination is less obvious than direct discrimination and occurs when practices or policies that do not appear to discriminate against one group more than another actually have a discriminatory impact. It can also happen where a requirement that may appear non-discriminatory adversely affects a particular group or class of persons. Indirect discrimination can often occur during the recruitment process. For example, a requirement for a post could be that all applicants must be at least 5ft 10 inches in height. Such a requirement would have the indirect effect of precluding a large proportion of potential female applicants whereas there would be a lesser impact on male prospects.