George Floyd and six resources that employers can use now to combat racism


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To be quite honest with you, I’m somewhat bewildered.

It’s not that I don’t have an opinion on George Floyd’s death, the related protests and riots, and other similar events of the past week. But, between social media and just plain socializing, I find myself overwhelmed without anything profound or noteworthy to add to the general conversation. And this is isn’t the platform — it’s an employment law blog, folks — from which to preach about such societal matters anyway. I’ll merely say that, hopefully, we can all agree that racism is wrong, and recent events have taught us that we have a long way to go.

Perhaps, your business may be searching for the right words or actions to address racism at work. Because this is an employment law blog, what I can do is provide you with some resources to help businesses combat bigotry. Last night, I came across some useful posts, which I’ll limit to six so as not to inundate you. I hope that you find this list helpful:

And I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention last Friday’s Zoom chat with Steve Browne, where part of your hour-long discussion focused on emphasizing inclusion.

Have recent events sparked a positive change where you work? I’d like to hear about it. Please email me and let me know.


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