About the Program: Join Us for the second installment of our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (“DEIB”) Webinar Series: “Strategic Approaches for Conducting DEIB Reviews”

This micro-webinar series is designed to support employers as they navigate, refine, and enhance their DEIB programs within the current legal, societal, and cultural landscape.

During the second session of our webinar series, Seyfarth attorneys

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By Alex J. Reganata and Barry J. Miller

Seyfarth Synopsis: Plaintiff, a white man, was a strong performer in his role before he was fired and replaced by three women, two of whom were racial minorities, amid a Diversity and Inclusion initiative that included a call to restructure the workforce to reflect a different racial and gender makeup. The Fourth

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By Annette Tyman, Brandon L. Dixon, and Elizabeth L. Humphrey

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Eleventh Circuit recently issued an opinion blocking the enforcement of Florida’s “anti-woke” law. The Court struck down the law on the grounds that the law impermissibly infringes on employers’ free speech rights by limiting the concepts that employers can espouse in mandatory corporate DEI training

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Annette Tyman, Chair of Seyfarth’s People Analytics practice, will join a panel discussion on “Turning Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Data into Sustainable Change and Action” at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Annual Conference, April 19-23, 2023.

The panel discussion will focus on increasing an understanding of considerations and recommended approaches relating to

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By Erin Hawthorne, Tessa Cranfield, and Daniel E. Waldman

Seyfarth Synopsis: For a variety of historical and social reasons, US law permits (and in some cases requires) employers to affirmatively track and provide opportunity to historically underrepresented groups in the workplace. Companies are permitted to (and in some cases must) gather data from candidates and employees regarding
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By David J. Rowland, Jennifer A. Riley, Uma Chandrasekaran, and Michael D. Jacobsen

Seyfarth Synopsis:  Google’s recent travails with simultaneous traditional and “reverse” discrimination claims signal a new era of dynamic employment discrimination risk. Employers will be wise to consider the push and pull legal effect of diversity and inclusion programs, pay equity reviews, and other well-intended
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By Matt Gagnon and Chantelle C. Egan

Seyfarth Synopsis: Google now finds itself in the unfortunate position of being accused of discrimination against women in pay and promotions and – according to a new complaint filed in California Superior Court – against conservative white men. Most troubling, Plaintiffs in that case point to Google’s diversity and inclusion efforts, which are
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By Johanna T. Wise and Arielle Eisenberg

Seyfarth Synopsis: On November 18, 2016, the EEOC issued new guidance on its enforcement of anti-discrimination laws related to national origin. The guidance provides clarification on the scope of national origin under Title VII and supersedes the 2002 update to the EEOC Compliance Manual, Volume II, Section 13.

Immigration, and thus the number
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By Ellen E. McLaughlin and Craig B. Simonsen

iStock_000038222258IllustraThe U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy has recently released the “Inclusive Internship Programs: A How-to Guide for Employers” (How-To-Guide).

The DOL’s guide provides information on the benefits that inclusive internship programs may bring to employers. For example, the How-To-Guide indicates that inclusive internships may allow businesses
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