Racial Diversity and Employment Policies: Enforcement of First Amendment, Title VII, the NLRA, State Labor Laws
Anti-Discrimination Policies, Restrictions on Activities Outside Employment and Social Media
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide employment counsel with guidance on how to best create a safe and supportive work environment for Black employees, employees of color, and other minority employees and to address the demands of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement by changing company policies and practices while adhering to current federal and state laws related to free speech and political activity.
- History of BLM movement
- Title VII and EEO
- First Amendment rights: private vs. public employers
- State regulations on political speech
- Employer regulation on behavior outside the workplace, including social media
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How can employers balance employees' demands under BLM and other employee rights?
- What must employers do to comply with First Amendment, Title VII, and NLRA requirements?
- Which states provide employees protections regarding political speech?
- How can employers update their harassment policies to address BLM issues?
- Can diversity initiatives be used to effectuate BLM demands?
Ms. Siler-Nixon has extensive experience handling Family and Medical Leave Act claims and has successfully litigated... | Read More
Ms. Siler-Nixon has extensive experience handling Family and Medical Leave Act claims and has successfully litigated multiple plaintiff Age Discrimination claims in state and federal court. She provides regular training and counsel to employers on a variety of issues to ensure compliance with new laws and emerging trends. Ms. Siler-Nixon provides helpful tools, including checklists for employers to use to detect and prevent potential claims and acts as a partner to employers in evaluating day-to-day employment decisions from disciplinary actions to termination.Close
Clifford B. Glover, III
Mr. Glover protects his clients’ interests by ensuring that they implement proactive policies that shield... | Read More
Mr. Glover protects his clients’ interests by ensuring that they implement proactive policies that shield them from unnecessary court battles and help them remain in compliance with federal and state regulations. He focuses on employment litigation and counseling management, representing various businesses in state and federal courts throughout Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia. Recognizing that litigation is often the last resort, when necessary, Cliff is a fierce advocate for his clients, with experience litigating matters involving discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour claims, non-competition, and non-solicitation covenants, and breach of contract.Close