Joseph Greenwald & Laake principal Brian Markovitz was included in a Bloomberg Law report on strategies to creative more inclusive workplaces. With Bloomberg’s Martin Berman-Gorvine, he discussed how employers should approach the question of diversity in the current charged political environment. The report states that employers have been tougher on making their workplaces more diverse and inclusive due to recent changes in the country’s political climate.
Markovitz agreed that employers should take a hard line stance toward any employees who cross the line to open prejudice from disaffection and grumbling because these are blatant cases of discrimination. He said that people who attack others on the basis of protected characteristics “should not affect what employers do.”
“They’re wrong and they’re violating the law,” he continued. “I recommend to my employer clients they just fire somebody like this.”
The report also included case studies on large United States corporations, such as General Motors Company, Atlassian Corporation, McCann Worldgroup and Sodexo.
Brian Markovitz is a principal in JGL’s Labor and Employment and Civil Litigation practice groups and focuses on helping victims who have suffered severe injustices in the workplace. He represents individuals in complex employment litigation and appellate matters involving wrongful termination, retaliation by employers in response to reporting fraud or misconduct and discrimination on the basis on race, gender, age and sexual orientation.
To read Brian’s contribution to the Bloomberg Law report, click here.
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