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How to Increase Workforce Diversity While Avoiding Legal Pitfalls

April 28, 2021 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 am

Nick Zaino and Amanda Nugent will present “How to Increase Workforce Diversity While Avoiding Legal Pitfalls” for the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce.

About the Program:

Every employer wants (or should want) to increase diversity within its workforce for a multitude of important business and social reasons. However, federal law restricts what an employer can ask about an applicant’s race, gender, LGBTQ+ status, disability, and other key aspects of diversity, and prohibits making employment decisions based on those characteristics. Experts from Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP will share their knowledge and insight on how to effectively increase workplace diversity while helping attendees understand the legal restrictions they must contend with in so doing.

Topics will Include: 

  • What the law says about intentionally hiring based on sex, race, religion, or other protected characteristics when the goal of doing so is to increase workforce diversity.
  • What is a voluntary affirmative action plan and what are the legal considerations you must be aware of when considering implementing one for your business.
  • Why setting diversity “goals” rather than hiring “quotas” may be a smart legal choice for your business.
  • What simple (and in many cases, free) changes businesses can make to increase workplace diversity without running afoul of the law.

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