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DIVERSITY:  Why We Care?

By embedding the Diversity & Inclusion strategy into the global business strategy, we continue to leverage and maintain strong leadership support, a compelling business relevance and action plans that lead to attraction, engagement, retention and advancement for colleagues.

Through this, we create a sustainable strategy that points the way for Diversity & Inclusion to add value to the business, talent, operational strategies and objectives for any organization.

For information about Diversity & Inclusion programs for your worksite, please contact

Kim Braithwaite at KimBraithwaite@gvcshrm.org.

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Facebook to Make Sweeping Discrimination Reforms

Facebook will change how it manages job, housing, and credit ads on its platforms, following what it called "historic settlement agreements."

Inclusion at Work Starts with Creating Pathways to Belonging

It's important for organizations that want to foster diverse and inclusive workplaces to create opportunities for dialogue—not debate—in the workplace.

ADA’s Interactive Process Is a Two-Way Street

An employer that grants schedule adjustments that aren’t required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may later stop allowing such changes when the employee declines to help the employer identify a reasonable accommodation.

Misconduct Did Not Rise to the Level of Harassment

Allegations that may cause outrage in the workplace in the #MeToo era may fall flat in a court of law.

Hiring People with Criminal Backgrounds Is Easier Than You Think

A panel of experts at the 2019 Society for Human Resource Management Employment Law & Legislative Conference answered employers who are wondering: Second-chance hiring is well-intentioned, sure, but how do we actually do it?

Top 70 List Highlights Best Companies for Executive Women

The National Association for Female Executives released its annual list of "Top 70 Companies for Executive Women" for 2019.

What Does a Better Balance Mean on International Women's Day?

"Better Balance, Better World" (#BalanceforBetter) is the theme of this year's International Women's Day (IWD), celebrated today as a call to recognize women's achievements, provide greater equity in the workplace and offer the next generation of women more opportunities to enter male-dominated fields.

Are Salary-History Questions Off-Limits Under the Equal Pay Act?

Can employers rely on prior salary to justify wage differences between male and female workers? Under some state and local laws, the answer is clearly no. But courts are divided as to whether past pay can be considered under federal law.

Viewpoint: Why Millennials Hate Waiting and What HR Can Do About It

While there's universal disdain for waiting in line until the next career move, Millennials have the lowest threshold for the associated pain. After all, they've grown up in the express line where instant gratification is the norm. Here's how to keep them engaged and growing as they wait for career advancement.

Teacher Injured at Retreat Could Not Show Disability Discrimination

A high school teacher injured at a faculty team-building event could not show that the school board failed to reasonably accommodate her, because she did not prove that she was disabled due to the injury.

Employer Did Not Have to Keep Worker on Light Duty Permanently

A market director of Lowe’s Home Centers LLC did not have an Americans with Disabilities Act claim when he could not find an available position within his restrictions that he could perform after being diagnosed by his doctor as being permanently disabled.

Events for International Women's Day Range from High Tea to Professional Wrestling

International Women's Day (IWD), an event that began in 1911 with women around the world rallying for voting and other rights, will be observed March 8. Across the globe, all kinds of events, including discussions on workplace equity, a high tea and professional women's wrestling matches, are planned to mark the day.

Workplace Allies Serve as Ambassadors for Change

​People can serve as allies for co-workers through simple actions that will have lasting, beneficial effects on those co-workers' careers and, in the process, create an inclusive work environment. Men play a pivotal role.

Tips for Serving as an Ally

Walmart Bids Greeters ‘Goodbye’

Walmart plans to discontinue having greeters at approximately 1,000 stores nationwide by late April, a move that may displace many individuals with disabilities that staff these positions.

Security Guard Unable to Walk Patrol Seeks Accommodation

A security guard’s claim of failure to accommodate under the Americans with Disabilities Act could proceed to trial despite his physical inability to perform walking patrol rounds, a federal district court decided.

Bipartisan Bill Would Strengthen Protection for Older Workers

A bipartisan bill that has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate would make it easier for older employees to prove when they are victims of age discrimination in the workplace.

Job-Hunting Worker Loses Discrimination Claims

An Iowa trucking company did not engage in compensation discrimination based on gender or race even though it paid certain dispatchers different amounts, a federal district court decided.

Co-Workers' Words, Actions Promote Inclusion

Company leaders and managers play an important role in creating an inclusive workplace, but what matters most is how colleagues interact with each other, according to new research.

New York City Law Forbids Hairstyle Discrimination

New York City this week is issuing the country's first-ever ban on employer policies and practices that discriminate against how black people wear their hair.

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