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Podcast: Why Diversity and Inclusion Matters More Than Ever

On this podcast, Littler employment attorney Cindy-Ann Thomas, co-chair of the firm's EEO & Diversity Practice Group joins XpertHR Legal Editor David Weisenfeld for a deep dive into diversity and inclusion issues. "Diversity is really not the problem for most employers, it's inclusion," said Thomas. This means taking a good, hard look at the organization's systems and practices.

Nonetheless, Thomas noted that it is important for employers to ensure their interviewing panels are diverse. Otherwise, she asserted, "You end up with a team of mini-me's."

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Other key topics addressed in the conversation include:

  • The legal risks of offering diversity bonuses;
  • Lessons from the National Football League's "Rooney Rule"; and
  • California's novel board of directors diversity law.

Additional Resources

Improving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Global Diversity and Inclusion Mission Statement

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