Daniel Green Quoted in “Managing Bias Risks While Increasing Workplace Diversity”

Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report

Daniel J. Green, an Associate in the Employment, Labor, and Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s New York office, was quoted in Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report, in “Managing Bias Risks While Increasing Workplace Diversity,” by Patrick Dorrian.

Following is an excerpt:

Green believes the real threat of reverse bias—or its perception—arises when employers “cut corners” in order to show quick or immediate progress towards their diversity goals.

A well-crafted and executed diversity plan shouldn't really create any risk of reverse discrimination claims, he said.

However, the goal needs to be to try to achieve an improvement in diversity numbers without taking into account any individual employee's or job applicant's class characteristics, Green advised.

In other words, employers can focus generally on a goal of increasing worker diversity, but that goal needs to remain separate from the individual employment decisions the company makes, according to Green.

Mr. Green recently authored “Promoting Diversity Without Reverse Discrimination,” an Epstein Becker Green Technology Employment Law blog post.