Tag: racism

Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

NLRB Says Workplace Discussions of Racism Are Protected Activity

March 21, 2023


The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently confirmed that employers cannot discipline or fire workers for publicly raising concerns about racism in the workplace. In a Feb. 27 memo, the board concluded that a medical school professor’s discussions of racism […]

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Chemerinsky: The Supreme Court has done a poor job protecting against police abuse of power and racism

September 2, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

Following the death of George Floyd, the nation focused attention on the enormous problems of police violence and racism in law enforcement, but there is a failure to put blame where much belongs: on the United States Supreme Court. Many […]

Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Required USC course on race is expected to help law students with various viewpoints

March 18, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

Stephen M. Rich was asked in January to teach the first required course on race, racism and the law at University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law, and he happily accepted the task. He recognizes, though, that the student […]

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Biden signs four executive actions in pursuit of racial equity

January 27, 2021

Via: Jurist

US President Joe Biden signed four executive actions Tuesday aimed at addressing systemic racism and enhancing racial equity. Building on last Wednesday’s executive order, which introduced his administration’s plans to pursue racial equity, Biden first disavowed discrimination against the Asian […]

Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Pennsylvania governor signs police reform bills requiring background checks and de-escalation training

July 16, 2020

Via: Jurist

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has signed two police reform bills into law calling for police reform and an end to systemic racism in law enforcement. The measures were framed in response to national outcry in the wake of the killing […]

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How to Deal With Racism in the Workplace

June 25, 2020

Via: Fit Small Business

As society attempts to grapple with George Floyd’s death, racism in the workplace continues to be an issue companies work to eradicate. What we know to a certainty is that racism in our workplaces will not go away “on its […]

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Partner’s ‘slave’ comment to contract attorney led to tweet that launched a law firm

January 15, 2016

Via: ABA Journal

Yondi Morris was already unhappy about her job as a contract attorney when a comment by a partner at the firm for which she was then working prompted her to do something about it. After walking over to see how […]