(Recorded Webinar) Walking the DEI Tightrope: How to Balance Workforce Diversity Initiatives Without Tripping Over Potential Legal Risk
Increasingly, organizations are recognizing the utility of cultivating diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. Countless studies have shown compelling evidence that companies who are committed to implementing DEI initiatives and embedding a DEI-conducive culture into the fabric of their workplace have reaped substantial benefits such as sustained increases in revenue, productivity, innovation, and employee loyalty.
However, even if a company pursues its DEI interests with the best of intentions, the path to forging a diverse and inclusive workplace is rife with legal landmines. Recent court decisions and new state regulations have created an intricate labyrinth that is difficult to untangle and makes it difficult for organizations to craft and maintain their DEI initiatives. As a result of this murky legal landscape, employers have to proceed with great caution and fully understand that the risks, potential pitfalls, and implications of their diversity efforts may expose them to liability.
In this webinar, we will discuss the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. Additionally, we will explore the various legal considerations related to DEI in recruitment, hiring, promotion and workplace culture using real-world scenarios to show how DEI initiatives may run afoul of compliance obligations with applicable employment laws. And, we will also provide practical solutions to organizational challenges in furtherance of navigating liability, mitigating risk, uncovering unconscious bias and furthering DEI objectives.
Please note: This webinar is offered as a complimentary product to all Employment Law and Human Resources Compliance and Training Package holders. For more information on the training package, click here or Contact Us.
- Human Resources Managers and Staff
- “C-Suite” Leadership: CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, COOs, and CCOs
- Directors and Supervisors
- Compliance Officers
- Risk Managers
- In-House Legal Counsel
After this webinar, you will be able to:
- Understand the importance of implementing DEI initiatives, programs and training
- Recognize legal blind spots in your organization’s DEI efforts
- Grasp the anti-discrimination laws that may conflict with your organization's DEI initiatives
- Understand how rigid quotas and set-asides can torpedo a DEI program
- Craft and implement DEI initiatives without infringing on established anti-discrimination laws
- Understand how an outside consultant or law firm can prevent potential biases in implementing your organization’s DEI initiatives as well as ensure that the appropriate methodology is utilized
H. Scott Johnson Jr.
H. Scott Johnson Jr. is Senior Counsel with the firm in the Employment Law, Government Contracts, Litigation, Federal Grants, and Health Law practice groups. Scott maintains an active practice advising business and institutional clients on employment matters, commercial agreements, government contracts, and risk management. In addition to his corporate practice, Scott is also well-regarded for his employment and complex civil litigation practice. His complex civil litigation experience includes representing businesses in a wide variety of contract disputes and business torts including tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duty, civil conspiracy, defamation, fraud, and misappropriation of trade secrets. [Full Bio]
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