Daniel J. Green, an Associate in the Labor and Employment practice, in the firm’s New York office, was quoted in LXBN, in “Beyond Hollywood: Diversity Matters to Lawyers Too,” by Zosha Millman.
Following is an excerpt:
As Daniel J. Green writes for Technology Employment Law, it could be because lawyers know better than anyone how hard it can be to intentionally diversify:
Employers should work to create a more diverse workforce, but they should take care to do it appropriately. The stakes are high, plaintiff’s lawyers are seeking to pin the monetary cost of centuries of discrimination on individual employers and have shown a willingness to use attempts to solve problems and improve the situation as evidence against employers. Human resources initiatives aimed at increasing diversity or alleviating bias should be thoroughly audited to ensure they won’t appear as Plaintiff’s Exhibit A in the near future. The stakes, monetary responsibility for the end result of hundreds of years of discrimination, are too high to take unnecessary risks.
This article refers to Mr. Green’s blog post, “Accepting Social Responsibility Not Legal Liability,” on Epstein Becker Green’s Technology Employment Law blog.