An Agency Guide to Positive Action in the Workplace

IPA Employment webinar

This webinar will consider the topical and tricky question of where is the line between positive discrimination and positive action. In doing so, we will delve into the delicate balancing act of how far agency employers can legally go in promoting the recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Juliet Bawtree, IPA Associate Director, Employment Law, will be joined by Lucy Lewis, partner at the law firm, Lewis Silkin, to provide specialist guidance on issues such as:

  • Why is positive action/positive discrimination on the corporate agenda?
  • What does the law say?
  • Five key principles of positive action
  • How to navigate the most difficult areas, such as training and internship initiatives


9.30am Introduction and the agency context

Juliet Bawtree, Associate Director, Employment Law, IPA 

9.40am Where is the line between positive discrimination and positive action?

Lucy Lewis, Partner, Lewis Silkin

10.40am Q&A

10.50am Closing remarks 

10.55am Close 

Please note, this session is free for IPA members and most suitable for those in HR, operations, management, and diversity, equity and inclusion (D,E&I) roles.

Last updated 01 May 2024