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How positive is the law? Positive discrimination in the workplace


As eliminating racial inequality in the workplace becomes a goal for more and more forward-thinking companies, we take a detailed look at the issue of ‘positive discrimination’ in this podcast.

We talk to José Carlos Wahle, partner in our member in Brazil, Veirano Advogados, about a Brazilian company that recently offered traineeships only to black applicants and is now being prosecuted for unlawful discrimination. We ask how likely the case is to succeed.

We also talk to Lucy Lewis, partner in our UK firm, Lewis Silkin, as she sets out 5 key points employers should consider before taking affirmative action on behalf of disadvantaged groups.