Diversity Initiatives and Benevolent Employment Discrimination: Mitigating Claims for Well-Intentioned Companies
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide employment counsel with advice on instituting policies that balance the divide created by current protests, social justice, police reform, and political divides. The panel will address how to address these delicate topics to support diversity without requiring employee action. The panel will also discuss best practices on community engagement while mitigating the risk of discrimination claims, where the business seeks to support well-intentioned but not exclusionary practices.
- Social justice policies in the workplace
- Social justice
- Police reform
- Diversity initiatives
- Encouraging dialogue
- Making corporate statements
- Best practices for HR policies
The panel will review these and other topics:
- How can a company draft a social justice public statement and avoid discrimination claims?
- How can a company address requests for accommodations under the current pandemic while not discriminating against a category of employees?
- How can a business encourage community outreach without breaching discrimination laws?
- How should counsel advise companies when employees have competing and vocal views on social justice matters?
- What are best practices and policies for creating diversity while abiding by Title VII?
Amanda A. Farahany
Barrett & Farahany
Ms. Farahany focuses her practice exclusively on labor and employment law. She helps to protect the rights and... | Read More
Ms. Farahany focuses her practice exclusively on labor and employment law. She helps to protect the rights and entitlements of employees who are dealing with complex legal challenges arising from workplace discrimination and harassment, FMLA issues, libel and false accusations, wage and overtime disputes, and other serious grievances.Close
Seeking to combine the quality of large firm representation with the flexibility, responsiveness, and... | Read More
Seeking to combine the quality of large firm representation with the flexibility, responsiveness, and cost-effectiveness of a nimbler shop, Mr. Stanton’s practice remains dedicated to the employer side of the employer-employee relationship. From on-boarding new talent and assisting with the development of workable job descriptions, personnel policies, and compensation plans, to guiding clients through sticky disciplinary, performance, and leave issues, to executing respectful and amicable separations, he provides practical bottom line-oriented legal advice to small and medium-sized employers.Close