Future of Work: Employee Activism, Diversity & Inclusion

Wednesday, July 15 2:00 PM EDT to 3:15 PM EDT


Recent studies have found that 4 in 10 American employees have spoken up to support or criticize their employers’ actions on some social issue. While all employees—Boomers, Gen X, and Millennials alike—report some level of social activism, Millennials do so at a significantly greater rate. The trend will continue. Simultaneously, recent events and nationwide protests have accelerated Diversity & Inclusion discussions and demands for results, at all levels of the organization.

Join us Wednesday, July 15th as Paul Hastings continues its Future of Work series with Employee Activism, Diversity & Inclusion. In the first hour of our webinar, we will discuss:

  • Employee Activism: We will discuss recent methods used by activist employees, explore legal protections afforded to employee speech, and offer a framework for analyzing whether activism is legally protected;

  • Affirmative Action, Diversity Goals, and Associated Legal Risks: We will discuss the legal basis for affirmative action, how it fits with employer efforts to establish diversity goals, and the associated legal risks of doing so; and

  • Diversity & Inclusion: We will be joined by Swafia Lopez Ames, Managing Director, People Strategy & Inclusion, Brighter Strategies LLC, to discuss effective strategies for companies as they strive to operationalize diversity and inclusion.

The formal presentation will be followed by a 15-minute question & answer session.

We hope you can join us.


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Elena R. Baca

Partner, Employment Law Department

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Cameron W. Fox

Partner, Employment Law Department

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Kenneth W. Gage

Partner, Employment Law Department

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Ankush Dhupar

Of Counsel, Employment Law Department

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Eric D. Distelburger

Associate, Employment Law Department

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