Part Three: Employee Resource Groups
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern
Implementing Employee Resource Groups (ERG) and/or Affinity groups are one commonly used strategy that employers use to enhance a culture of belonging. ERGs provide a framework through which people of similar backgrounds, cultures, and interests come together to build networking, mentorship, and engage in professional development. As with any diversity, inclusion and equity strategy, legal considerations must be analyzed when deciding whether ERGs are the right choice for a company and how to successfully implement an ERG program. In this micro-webinar, we will explore the different practical and legal considerations employers should be aware of when establishing and supporting ERGS, along with relevant guidelines and best practices.
Part Four: Diverse Slates
Friday, January 15, 2021
2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern
In 2020, employers have doubled-down on their diversity, equity, and inclusion programs to ensure they are driving their strategic efforts. In doing so, many employers are looking for ways to increase the diversity in their hires and promotions without running afoul of the law. While many employers have established diverse slate or diverse interview panel requirements, many struggle with the practical implications involved when implementing their programs. Seyfarth’s diversity and inclusion attorneys have deep experience advising employers on how to successfully execute such initiatives while minimizing risks under Title VII and other EEO laws. In this micro-webinar, we will explore the practical and legal risk spectrum and dive into practical considerations for this topic.