In June 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Students for Fair Admission v. President and Fellows of Harvard College, held that using race as a criterion in admissions violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. While not directly applicable to the workplace, the decision spawned an increase in challenges, both legal and political, to affirmative action and DEI efforts in the workplace. Panelists will discuss the public and private employment law implications, new and current legal challenges to diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, affirmative action in workplaces, and useful efforts to continue to create equal employment opportunity.
Hon. Andrea R. Lucas, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington, DC
Scott Kelly, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., Birmingham, AL
Sharon McGowan, Katz Banks Kumin LLP, Washington, DC
Melissa S. Woods, Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP, New York, NY
Jenny R. Yang, Deputy Assistant to the President for Racial Justice and Equity on the White House Domestic Policy Council, Washington, DC (invited)
Cynthia E. Nance, University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, AR
NOTE: This free webinar is not accredited for Continuing Legal Education