What is a hostile work environment?
We hear that phrase used a lot. But what does the law consider to be a hostile work environment? Continue reading
One of the proudest days in an attorney’s legal career is making partner. There are two tiers of partnership in most law firms: (1) non-equity/contract partner; and (2) shareholder/equity partner. Ascending to that second shareholder tier means that you own part of the business. How cool is that?
But, if things eventually go sideways, the shareholder may be SOL. Continue reading
As Microsoft deals with a government investigation into its diversity hiring program, the rest of you federal contractors should take note of these new Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFFCP) guidelines addressing the White House “Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping.” Continue reading
Yesterday, both Law360 (here) and Bloomberg (here) reported that the U.S. Department of Labor had begun investigating whether Microsoft violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the federal anti-discrimination law the prohibits race bias, when Microsoft decided to double the number of Black managers and executives.
On the heels of the federal government announcing that it will change how it trains federal workers on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), thank you to the hundreds of readers that took a few minutes to respond to this anonymous survey about DEI efforts in your workplace.
Below are the survey results. (If you are viewing this in an email, you’ll need to download the images.) I’ll add my commentary at the end.