Are HR's diversity and inclusion strategies proprietary information?

Steve Boese

The story I wanted to highlight is about a big tech company fight over an employee non-compe te, but not one of the ones we expect - surrounding some star engineer working on the latest VR or AI tech - it centers around HR, more specifically, around a Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer heading to Microsoft from IBM. But these companies will apparently do whatever it takes — including launching a legal fight — to hire one type of person: a Chief Diversity Officer.

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When Peggy Young’s doctor recommended that she avoid lifting anything heavy after she became pregnant, the company refused to give her lighter duties to accommodate her and placed her on unpaid leave, according to the 2006 lawsuit. Barry Hartstein, co-chair of Littler’s EEO and diversity practice in Chicago, says “the Court essentially treated pregnancy under the classic disparate treatment theory, finding that discrimination can be inferred by certain employer conduct.”.

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By 2006, she had been promoted from rescue technician to acting rescue lieutenant, and then to rescue lieutenant. Cooper, of Whelan, Kinder & Siket LLP and contributor to Rhode Island Employment Law Letter , can be reached at or 401-270-4500.

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