Diversity & Inclusion


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    Weis Markets will pay $75,000 to settle EEOC lawsuit alleging it failed to stop sexual harassment

    The grocery store chain must also address disability discrimination, after allegedly forcing the harassed employee to participate in an employee assistance program.

    By June 20, 2024
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    Why engaging Gen Z LGBTQ+ employees is paramount to companies’ future workforces

    Ignoring the Gen Z LGBTQ+ workforce's growing needs could mean millions in increased turnover costs and a shrunken talent pool, writes Mitch Berlin, an EY executive.

    By Mitch Berlin • June 17, 2024
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    A deep dive into pay equity

    How can HR address pay equity with all stakeholders in mind?

    By HR Dive staff
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    Disconnect persists in perception of trans support at work

    Although transgender rights and inclusivity have improved in some ways during the past year, more needs to be done, workers told Monster.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 14, 2024
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    How to factor all genders into pay equity discussions

    Generally, discussions about pay equity focus on the gender pay gap between men and women but fail to consider those who identify as nonbinary and to address intersectionality.

    By June 12, 2024
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    How fostering DEI can improve safety and reduce workplace injury risks

    Thinking about workplace design can help accommodate workers with different abilities, body types and cultural preferences, according to the National Safety Council.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 12, 2024
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    DEI success ultimately stems from strong CEO leadership, survey indicates

    While acknowledging the increased pushback regarding DEI programs, Black executives noted the importance of sustaining their initiatives.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 11, 2024
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    Older workers make up more of the workforce, EBRI says

    Employers need to understand the changing demographic characteristics of the older workforce to better design employee benefit plans, an EBRI director said.

    By June 5, 2024
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    LA County Fire captain sues department over Pride flag responsibilities

    The evangelical Christian lifeguard said “his religious beliefs did not allow him to raise the Progress Pride Flag,” according to the complaint.

    By June 5, 2024
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    Lack of LGBTQ+ support turns talent away, Indeed says

    Almost one-third of LGBTQ+ workers — and 50% of trans workers — have refused to apply to a job due to a perceived lack of support.

    By June 5, 2024
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    LGBTQ+ workers face a substantial pay gap, Glassdoor says

    Unadjusted, the gap is similar to the pay gap between men and women, though LGBTQ+ workers are disproportionately represented in some industries. 

    By June 4, 2024
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    More than 40% of LGBTQ+ workers say they’ve faced prejudice at work

    Leaders can create an inclusive environment by empowering employee-driven groups, developing a culture of respect and fostering authentic allyship.

    By Carolyn Crist • May 30, 2024
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    Indiana RV manufacturer settles disability-related attendance lawsuit for more than $95K

    The company agreed also to make policy changes to settle claims it fired a worker for missing too much work because of his disability, per court documents.

    By May 29, 2024
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    Employer to pay nearly $40K after DOJ finds its job ad requested White candidates

    The Civil Rights Division’s Immigrant and Employee Rights Section started its investigation last year, following media buzz around Arthur Grand’s racist job description.

    By May 29, 2024
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    Why is the gender pay gap widening in STEM?

    While the reasons for the gap remain stubborn problems, Adzuna hypothesizes that this specific issue is a result of the pandemic. 

    By Jen A. Miller • May 28, 2024
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    Building diverse teams: How to overcome the 3 most common barriers

    Find out how to overcome three critical challenges executives face in pursuit of building more diverse teams.

    May 28, 2024
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    6 stories on how DEI leaders are holding organizations accountable

    While compensation plays a big role, it is not the only lever that organizations can pull to keep leaders accountable for DEI progress.

    By May 22, 2024
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    3 ways to make DEI training stick, according to a global DEI exec

    Here’s how to make corporate diversity training really work.

    By May 21, 2024
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    Making space: How employers are complying with the PUMP Act, one year later

    Pumping at work can be a burden for employees. Here’s how companies are easing the load — and going beyond the bare minimum.

    By May 17, 2024
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    Former Miss USA alleges toxic workplace under current president

    Noelia Voigt resigned May 6 amid growing controversy at the organization, highlighting the cascading effects of toxic leadership.

    By May 16, 2024
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    AAPI month highlights inequalities in the workplace

    From not feeling safe to speak out at work to facing supervisor bias to not landing roles on corporate boards, AAPI workers face a number of hurdles in the workplace. 

    By May 15, 2024
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    Red Hat’s DEI program was discriminatory, lawsuit says

    A senior manager says he was fired for being White and male and was retaliated against for his merit-based hiring advocacy.

    By Robert Freedman • May 14, 2024
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    ERGs can address innovation and talent development, report advises

    But employers must remove barriers that can keep ERGs from reaching their full potential, according to an analysis by Great Place to Work.

    By Laurel Kalser • May 9, 2024
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    More companies are tying ESG metrics to executive compensation: WTW

    Despite political blowback in the U.S., companies are increasingly incorporating ESG metrics into performance measures, according to the insurance services provider.

    By Suman Bhattacharyya • May 9, 2024
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    How GoDaddy’s head of sustainability approaches DEI

    Kami Hoskins presents a case study of how pay parity and representation — the “E” and “D” in DEI — can be key objectives in sustainability work.

    By May 8, 2024
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    Job security, work-life balance remain biggest challenges for women in revenue-generating roles

    Women reported fewer promotions and fewer salary increases amid a tightening economy and slashed budgets.

    By Carolyn Crist • May 8, 2024