June 2022 marks one year since President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act on June 17, 2021, designating Juneteenth as the 11th federally recognized public holiday in the United States.
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On April 1, 2022, a Los Angeles County Superior Court ruled that California Assembly Bill 979—a bill designed to increase diversity and improve the persistently low number of underrepresented groups on corporate boards—violated the Equal Protection Clause of the California Constitution and was therefore unenforceable. In its ruling, the court
When President Biden revealed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as his nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, history was made. If her nomination is successful, Judge Jackson will be the first Justice in the Court’s 233-year history who is a Black woman.
Littler Principal Cindy-Ann Thomas and
As a follow-up to last week’s podcast about a proposed law to ban private companies from delivering diversity or discrimination-prevention training that inflicts any “guilt,” “anguish,” or “discomfort” due to historic wrongs, this episode explores the implications for employers.
Littler Principal Cindy-Ann Thomas and her guests, Lori A. Brown,
Brian Flores’ recent class action race discrimination lawsuit against the National Football League and its teams provides a cautionary tale as to what can happen when an organization professes to value diversity, equity and inclusion, but the employment decisions made […]
As we enter the third year of the pandemic, change continues to be the one constant for employers. On this episode of The Year Ahead series, we focus on DEI in the workplace, identifying the common misconceptions and mistakes organizations may make when approaching diversity, equity and inclusion and offering best practices to ensure equitable representation and treatment in all areas of the organization.
In the last decade, organizations of varied industries and sizes have heightened their focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives and, since 2020, DEI has become a top priority. COVID-19 pandemic realities, racial and social justice movements, changes in federal, state, or local laws, and generational shifts have increasingly brought DEI to the forefront.
“The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example.” John Wooden
Boards play a pivotal role in establishing an organization that champions, highlights, and capitalizes on diversity, inclusion and equity. Boards must be mindful of how they present themselves. The growing climate of intolerance that has come
“Death by a thousand cuts.” This is what microaggressions feel like to the impacted individual. Dr. Derald Wing Sue, a Columbia University professor and pioneer in the field of cross-cultural studies defines microaggressions as “brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, and environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults to the target person or group.”
Executive Summary: Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits disability discrimination in places of public accommodation, which includes businesses (including transit) that are open to the public – like shopping malls, restaurants, movie theaters, medical offices, recreational facilities, airlines, etc.
There are many employee referral strategies out there, and the newest among them is leveraging the employee referral bonus program to build diversity. Such programs offer special – sometimes higher – bonuses to current employees for the referral of candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities. In this podcast, Alyesha Asghar
As companies focus on workforce inclusion, equity, and diversity (IE&D), they are under increasing pressure to assure that the membership of their boards reflects these values.
Vendor or supplier diversity programs can be a powerful tool in a company’s Inclusion, Equity & Diversity toolbelt. But, like any tool, such programs can cause more harm than good if they are implemented haphazardly. In this podcast, Alyesha Asghar Dotson discusses the history, benefits, and challenges of implementing
Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce that the firm is participating in the Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certification process, which is aimed at evaluating and boosting diversity and inclusion in law firm leadership positions.
Executive Summary: As noted by John Edler Robison, author of Look Me in the Eye (a memoir detailing his life with Asperger syndrome and savant abilities), “neurodiversity is the idea that neurological differences like autism and [attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (“ADHD”)] are the result of normal, natural variation in human genome” and are “not the result of disease or injury.”