William J. Milani, Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s New York office, was quoted in the New York Post, in “LA Times, Tribune to Pay $3M to Settle Pay Discrimination Suit,” by Keith J. Kelly.
Following is an excerpt:
Even before the summer of discontent, one of the hottest jobs in media in recent years has been the chief diversity officer as companies strive to show they are making diversity a C-level problem. Publishing companies have long been susceptible to criticism that they’re far less diverse than the world they cover. …
William J. Milani … at the law firm Epstein Becker Green, says the media business may not be any worse at diversity than other industries, but it is in the public eye more.
“The media world, whether it’s print, or social media or television is important and in the public eye — and because of that it gets more public scrutiny,” he said.
That’s not to say he thinks the media world’s efforts to increase diversity is for show. It’s “not window dressing and I don’t think it is something that is going to go away in a few months” because “there are studies that show that entities that are diverse outperform those that are not.”