Many companies have put forth statements about increasing DEI initiatives. Even companies that haven't are having to become more aware of inclusion in the workspace. A related area that has been the subject of increasing conversation is natural hair, most often of Black or African American employees. Historically, grooming standards have been the focus of several discrimination cases. In today’s episode, Chuck and John discuss a case where this situation happened. They also dive into the CROWN Act - legislation to ban hair bias.
Also in today's episode, Chuck and John discuss the updated EEOC Strategic Enforcement Plan updates and the importance of correctly classifying exempt employees.
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