Below in an excerpt from an article authored by Robinson+Cole Labor and Employment Group lawyers Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, Rachel V. Kushel, Abby M. Warren and Kayla N. West that was published in Industry Week on March 12, 2021.
The changing social climate has companies reevaluating their approach to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Many businesses faced a call for action in 2020 to clearly state their positions on the social justice and civil rights issues of the day. This has left employers wondering how best to respond, particularly if they haven’t done so in the past. There are many best, or even good, practices for cultivating a workplace that promotes a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) while also supporting manufacturers’ overall business objectives.
Ideally, getting DEI right this year is a priority for employers, including those that may be federal contractors subject to affirmative action laws and regulations seeking to strengthen their commitments and strategies.
For many manufacturers, considering the following questions may help: Read the full article.