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    DEI Initiatives in the Legal Cross Hairs by Jonathan Segal

    Date: May 14, 2024, 7:30am – 9:00am
    SHRM Berks Chapter
    The Berkshire Country Club
    $23 Berks Chapter Members $25 for guests
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    DEI Initiatives in the Legal Cross Hairs

    There are substantial business benefits to employers in increasing diversity, equity and inclusion.  But the laws that prevent invidious discrimination in employment restrict the steps an employer can take to increase DEI, too.  There is no “DEI exception” to the Title VII prohibition on considering race, gender, etc. in any employment decision, policy or practice.  This program will:

    • Discuss the impact in the employment context of the Supreme Court’s Title VI case relative to affirmative action in higher education

    • Identify specific employment practices that are illegal or legally dicey under the case laws and propose suggestions for less risky alternatives

    • Discuss the likely impact of the pending Supreme Court case on the standard for challenging a discriminatory term, condition or privilege of employment

    Identify specific employment practices that are illegal or legally dicey under current and anticipated case law and propose suggestions for less risky alternatives.

    Speaker:  Jonathan Segal, Esq

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    Meeting Details

    • 7:00-7:30am - check-in and networking

    • 7:30-8:00am - breakfast, general meeting 

    • 8:00-approx. 9:00am - presentation

    • Cost is $23 for members and $25 for guests.  Breakfast is included.

    • Check made payable to SHRM Berks Chapter is preferred but cash is also accepted.  Can pay at the meeting or mail check to PO Box 55, Temple PA 19560. Email Wendy Button for online credit card payment option.

    • Pre-registration of members and guests is required by emailing Wendy Button by midnight May 9th.

    • Cancelations of registrations must be received by midnight May 9th to avoid invoice for fee.

    • Members registering guests must be in attendance at meeting.

    • Berkshire Country Club is business casual dress code.  No jeans or shorts, please.

    • Note:  Photographs of attendees may be taken during the session to be posted on the chapter's website and/or social media platforms.  If you do not consent to being photographed, please let us know ahead of time.