Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Companies Must Look To Regulations For Establishing Workplace Diversity Programs - FORBES

by Jessica Miller-Merrell 
Originally published: May 22, 2017
Publisher: Forbes.com 

When it comes to the topic of diversity, organizations are applauded or reprimanded for their efforts. However, there is little backstory or information for companies to establish a baseline for what a diverse workplace and work teams look like. Instead, diversity is positioned as a warm and fuzzy activity that is morally just instead of looking to compliance for direction and guidance on what to do.

In the U.S., diversity generally falls into what the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EOEC) defines as a protected class. These protected classes include individual workers who are protected in the employment and hiring process under a number of federal U.S. employment laws and include the following groups:

• Age (over 40)