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Continuing the LGBT-Rights Movement in the Courtroom

How have court decisions shaped the LGBT community A professor at Rutgers University School of Law, Carlos Ball, is one of the nation’s leading LGBT legal scholars. His new book, “From the Closet to the Courtroom,” traces five landmark lawsuits. Listen as Ball shares stories about these groundbreaking cases. Click…

New Study: Class-Action Employment-Discrimination Lawsuits Are Rare

This page was edited to reflect that the study is by the American Bar Foundation, not the American Bar Association. Class-action lawsuits alleging workplace discrimination, like the large sexual-harassment lawsuit filed against retail giant Walmart, may get a lot of press attention. But these cases are also extremely rare, according…

Is There a Black, Latino Doctor in the House

In the fall of 2005, Alister Martin seemed the most unlikely candidate for Harvard Medical School. Laid up in the hospital with “my face so swollen my mother didn’t recognize me,” he says, the high-school senior was recovering from a brutal gang attack. The situation had escalated to a point…

Seeing Diversity Through Employees' Eyes (VIDEO)

How can you make every employee’s voice count Cari M. Dominguez, former chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and corporate director for Manpower, suggests leaders stand in employees’ shoes to see things from a different point of view. Dominguez will give a talk, “EEO, Affirmative Action &…

Programs for At-Risk Women on NJ Gov's Chopping Block

Faced with an $11-billion budget deficit, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s proposed 2011 state budget includes some deep and painful cuts. One of the programs in the cross-hairs is the Ujima Urban Women Center, a program that keeps women out of prison and helps find them jobs. Come June 30,…

DiversityInc Top 50 Leaders Make CEO Commitment Paramount

In our 10 years of providing a standardized measurement of diversity-management practices and outcomes, we’ve been able to see how “diversity” is much more than a simple management practice. It’s a value—supported, nurtured and enforced by the CEO. The CEOs I’ve met—mostly white men—have had an epiphany about people. They…

Sodexo's Employee Engagement = Gender Equity & Fighting World Hunger

Sodexo Global CEO Michel Landel’s unwavering leadership commitment to equality is what led Sodexo to a top spot onThe DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity listand what has helped to attract other great leaders to the company. Read more about this remarkable man. Outtakes from DiversityInc’s candid conversation with Landel…

FMLA: What Employers Need to Know

With a heightened awareness of workplace rights, employees who are striving to balance the demands of job and family are turning to the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Five years ago, the last year for which data is available, an estimated 94 million employees were covered under FMLA, and…