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Corporate Diversity Counseling

Strong diversity and inclusion performance is a business imperative. Among other factors, U.S. demographic changes are resulting in significantly more diverse workforces, government agencies are intensifying anti-discrimination enforcement efforts, and 24-hour global communications have created new risks that could devastate corporate reputations and severely damage brands.

Overview

Our Corporate Diversity Counseling attorneys are frequently called upon to advise the nation’s largest and mid-sized companies as well as government agencies on complex issues involving diversity, inclusion, employment law, public policy, government relations and community outreach.

On a daily basis, we counsel clients on developing and implementing effective diversity strategies that protect the corporate brand and reputation, expand business opportunities, and create a competitive advantage by strengthening relationships with customers, employees, stockholders, regulators and the general public. In addition, our attorneys advise clients facing reputation-damaging allegations of serious race, gender and other forms of discrimination and harassment.

The attorneys in our Corporate Diversity Counseling practice bring to bear unique experience advising CEOs, General Counsel, and other senior executives of Fortune 500 companies, leaders of other complex organizations, as well as Federal and local government agency heads, in connection with:

  • Legal vulnerability assessments that examine current disputes and controversies; internal complaint processes; and employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims;
  • Preventive practices, such as reviews of HR policies and practices and workforce demographic trends to identify potential disparate impacts on protected classes;
  • D&I Diagnostic Assessments that help clients (a) understand and benchmark their D&I performance, and (b) formulate plans to enhance company-wide D&I;
  • Reviews of D&I in corporate governance, workforce, and supplier and business partner relationships, to enhance D&I programs, performance and profile;
  • Proactive crisis prevention and mitigation strategies and long-term solutions to avoid or limit financial, business, and management disruptions and reputation damage; and
  • D&I community outreach efforts, including women and civil rights groups, government relations, strategic communications, corporate image, and targeted philanthropy.
     

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Executive Series: Bolstering Your Preventive Practices to Meet the New Wave of Harassment Claims

December 14, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
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October 10, 2019

California Requires Large Insurers to Report Board Diversity, Spending with Diverse Businesses

October 10, 2019

A new California law requires large insurers to report on the demographics of their governing boards and the amounts they spend with businesses owned by minorities, women, LGBT individuals, veterans, and disabled veterans. Under the new law, Senate Bill 534 (SB 534), reporting will be required on a biennial basis beginning on July 1,... Read More

September 26, 2019

Shifting Demographics Require Greater Attention to Diversity

September 26, 2019

Shifting demographics threaten the ability of construction companies to staff projects. Many industry leaders identify worker shortages as a major problem and expect this issue to continue for the next several years. The share of employees in the industry aged 55 and older continues to increase. The next generation of workers, Generation... Read More

September 24, 2019

Get Ready for Maryland’s New Employment Laws Going into Effect October 1

September 24, 2019

New Maryland laws governing the workplace will take effect on October 1, 2019. These laws: Amend the state’s Fair Employment Practices Act (FEPA) with respect to harassment claims and with respect to the definition of “employee”; Require unpaid leave and provide additional protections for employees serving as organ or bone marrow... Read More

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October 3, 2019
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Monica Khetarpal is Spotlighted on “40 Under Forty” List

October 3, 2019

Monica Khetarpal is spotlighted for making her mark on Chicago's legal profession and her dedication to her clients on the 2019 list “40 Under Forty,” published by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

October 3, 2019
Jackson Lewis

Monica H. Khetarpal Honored on the 2019 "40 Under Forty" List by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer

October 3, 2019

CHICAGO, IL (October 3, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Principal Monica H. Khetarpal has been recognized on the 2019 “40 Under Forty” list presented by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer. The list recognizes up-and-coming attorneys across Chicago and... Read More

September 24, 2019
Eightfold AI

John Bryson II Comments on the Healthcare Talent Shortage Problem

September 24, 2019

John Bryson II comments on the escalating talent shortage in the healthcare industry and how a more diverse workforce benefits organizations and patients in "How Healthcare Providers Use AI to Find the Best Doctors and Nurses," published by Eightfold AI. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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