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Promote diversity without violating discrimination laws

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Promote diversityWorkplace diversity initiatives can benefit employers and employees alike, but they can also present a challenging dynamic for employers.

Examples: Could hiring a candidate because of his or her protected category by itself be considered discriminatory? Is it discriminatory to staff a project with diverse employees because a client requested it?

In most cases, Title VII of the Civil Right Act prohibits employers from making decisions based on an applicant’s or employee’s protected status.

The only legally recognized exception is when employers establish “affirmative action” plans based on a historical imbalance or disparity in the workforce. These plans are permissible when:

1. Preferences are intended to “eliminate conspicuous racial imbalances in traditionally segregated job categories”
2. The rights of nonminority employees are “not unnecessarily trammeled” and
3. The preferences are temporary in dur...(register to read more)

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karima watson July 4, 2018 at 12:30 pm

my name it’s Karima Watson
I never had any response from the HR Vought Thriump grand prairie tx
I was wrongful fired for something I didn’t said or told to kill the vice president in 2013.
I still leave with that, no trusting or scare to said something.
my union steward didn’t do nothing. And the next the rumors run all over the manufacturer I got fired because I was going to shoot the vice president. how they knew all of that, and I did suffer very much since that.
I don’t have money or didn’t have help.
I was very sad and depressed.
Best regard
kaRima watson

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