By Debra Marcelle-Coney, PhD, and Myrna Molinari, MSW, LCSW, CAP, Department of Veteran Affairs The thought of a learning disability never crosses the minds of most people. Some may dismiss the idea and assume it is a few tendencies or possible characteristics of something else. As a result, the... Read more
By Carolyn Clift, Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, HCSC The first stage of diversity in the workplace, civil rights laws, focused on addressing historic discrimination to ensure equal treatment of women and minorities. The second stage, affirmative action, began as a strategy to recruit and hire more... Read more
By Gregory B. Jordan, Global Managing Partner, Reed Smith LLP LEGISLATION IN THE past fifty years, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, support workplace diversity. These legislative prohibitions on... Read more
By Elizabeth Williams-Riley, President and CEO, American Conference on Diversity FROM THE REPEAL of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell to the New York City law that makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against unemployed applicants, the law is paving the way to create more inclusive workplaces for our ever-diversifying... Read more
During Barack Obama’s first term as president, most of his pro-employee legislative agenda was stymied by Congress. Undeterred, the Obama Administration turned to administrative agencies such as the Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to move forward its workplace agenda. The stakes... Read more
by Nadine Vogel, President, Springboard Consulting LLC If a company is a U.S. federal contractor or subcontractor, its Diversity, HR, and EEO professionals are most likely aware of the 7 percent hiring goal proposed by the OFCCP. With President Obama’s re-election, a President who has shown tremendous support for... Read more