Category: Diversity Insight

Diversity Insight features business-focused strategies from your HR peers with real-life lessons in diversity management. Use Diversity Insight for the latest strategies on waging peace between multi-generational workers, satisfying the unique needs of the disabled, respecting employee religious beliefs, and more.

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To Change or Not to Change?

Change is hard. Eighty-four percent of executives say their organization’s future success is highly dependent on innovation, but 80% believe their business will be disrupted by innovation. We know most new product innovations fail, startups have an abysmal success record, and more than 70% of strategic initiatives fail or fall short. Change is difficult, and […]

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FMLA and Caring for Elderly Parent with Dementia

Q.) An employee who is eligible for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave has asked to use it to spend time with her father, who is in a nursing home but having difficulty settling in. He has dementia and will listen only to family members. Is this a qualifying event? She would not be the […]

3M Weighs in on Diversity and Inclusion

According to a BLS report, unemployment among those with a disability was 8.0% in 2018, which is more than double the average unemployment rate for those without a disability (3.7%). With so many potential employees being left behind, it’s more important than ever for organizations to make an effort to bring such people on board […]

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Making Diversity and Inclusion a Journey, Not an Initiative

A diverse and inclusive workforce is almost universally touted, but it is still an elusive goal for many employers. A foolproof formula for achieving diversity and inclusion may not exist, but understanding the benefits, getting buy-in from the top, and fostering the right attitude are important steps toward achieving the goal.

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‘Go Back to Where You Came from’: Employer Liability When Workers Say Xenophobic Things

President Donald Trump’s recent Tweet suggesting that four Democratic congresswomen should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came” has sparked robust debate across the country. So what happens when an employee tells a coworker something to the effect of “go back to where you came from”?

Sexual Orientation

The Open Question of Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Throughout the country, courts have reached different conclusions about whether Title VII’s “on the basis of sex” language prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.