Inclusion Targets: What’s Legal?

Inclusion Targets: What’s Legal?
By: ACLU Southern California
Submitted by: Dan Brown, Emory University

Navigating the law when it comes to hiring SPs is challenging. Many sources recommend against asking about demographics to prevent discrimination lawsuits. But how do we improve diversity in our hiring efforts without asking these questions?

This article from the ACLU helps answer that question. 

“Can a company try to fix… imbalances by taking identity characteristics into account when making employment decisions? Can it go one step further and set numerical diversity goals? The answers to both are YES — if done properly.”

The key is setting inclusion targets, which allow the company to prioritize hiring under-represented populations without excluding anyone. 

Read the full article at the ACLU Southern California website: here. 

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