Diversity initiatives should not be a one-time response or a single grand gesture. A commitment to diversity and inclusive leadership involves small daily actions and comments that promote a healthy work environment.
Practice Area: Diversity, Inclusion & Civil Rights
New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) President Scott M. Karson issued the following statement on President Donald Trump’s Sept. 22, 2020 Executive Order barring federal agencies, branches of the armed forces, and federal contractors from conducting diversity and inclusion training.
As a 16-year old in 1967, William Eskridge, Jr., knew that he was a homosexual, but “gay was not a word then.” What that signified was you were a criminal and a psychopath, said Eskridge. “And those were the best that could be said for you.” He was not even aware of gay rights, he … Continued
In January 2020, the United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, issued a decision in United States v. Varner, that a federal court cannot require litigants, judges, court personnel or anyone else to refer to litigants using pronouns matching their gender identity. In the Varner decision, the Fifth Circuit sets forth three bases to support … Continued