The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. Harvard/University of North Carolina, brought increased scrutiny of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. Organizations are already facing complaints and letters questioning the legality of their DEI initiatives – including affirmative action. Opponents of these programs have also taken to the courts bringing federal civil rights complaints alleging DEI programs are unlawful.
The law with respect to DEI programs did not change, organizations should expect the analysis and criticism to continue. Join Katherin Nukk-Freeman, Co-founder, President and Chief Culture Officer at Shift HR Compliance Training and Kam S. Wong Citigroup, Consultant, Head of Fair Employment Practices as they walk us through how to prepare to face budding claims, in and out of court. These recent decisions stand as helpful reminders about the need to design and assess DEI programs using carefully informed and thoughtful business judgement.