Throughout the United States, employers are putting in place Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) programs for the express purpose of achieving a more “diverse” workforce.  The goal of increasing the number goal minority and female (and other) employees applies not just in the workforce in general, but throughout the entire workforce, with special emphasis on “key” positions.

While achieving a more diverse workforce is a laudable goal, are such programs lawful?

There are, after all, numerous laws, state and federal, that flatly prohibit employers from making employment decisions based on gender, race, national origin and other protected characteristics.  And those laws protect everyone, not just minorities.  Non-minority employees and ex-employees are filing an increasing number lawsuits accusing employers of what some refer to as “reverse discrimination.” And some of those lawsuits are succeeding.

For example, in 2022 a white, male former executive was awarded $3,700,000 following a jury trail in which he alleged his former employer terminated his employment because of his race in order for the employer to meet its DEI objectives.

A little-known fact is that in 1979, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision discussing when it is lawful, and when it is unlawful, for an employer to use “race-conscious” factors in making employment decisions.


Conference Tuition: $199

Please note: Because of the dynamic changes taking place in employment law, IAML will make every effort to ensure that the program content presented is timely and includes all new significant developments in the area of employment law. Therefore, we reserve the right to modify the curriculum and/or instructors when such changes are deemed beneficial.

Webinar topics will include:

We will be covering all of the current DE&I topics in this 90 minute session.


Learn more about the conference.

IAML’s faculty is a veritable “who’s who” of leading attorneys and consultants with excellent academic credentials and extensive real world experience.  Each member has enjoyed high ratings for their presentation skills and is an industry thought leader who inspires and shares our focus of ensuring the highest quality training programs available.

Rudi Julius, Esq.
Managing Associate at Thompson Hine, LLP

SHRM has pre-approved this seminar for Professional Development Credits (PDCs) toward SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠ Certifications.

IAML is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® has pre-approved these programs towards aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification.

IAML certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the minimum continuing legal education rules and regulations of the states listed below.


Credit hours are based on attendance in the full 2 day seminar. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please email us or call 949-760-1700.

Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)

The Institute for Applied Management & Law, Inc. is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.  This 2 day program has been approved for 13 PDCs.

HR Certification Institute (HRCI)

This 2 day program has been approved for 13 HR recertification credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).


We're confident you're going to find this program to be highly beneficial and a fantastic use of your training budget!   If, for any reason, you aren't completely satisfied, we will reimburse your tuition costs.

The fee for this webinar is $199.

While registrations may be accepted within the two weeks prior to the beginning of the seminar, we suggest that you call IAML to confirm space availability.

Are you eligible for a discount?

Once an organization has enrolled a representative in any 2023 seminar, conference or webinar, subsequent registrants from the same organization are entitled to a $50.00 discount, upon request at the time of registration.

To receive the discount, participants need not attend the same location or date. Discounts must be requested at the time of registration and are not combinable with other discount offers.

What is your cancellation/transfer policy?

Participants will receive a full refund of any fees paid if IAML receives written notification that they will be unable to attend at least two weeks prior to their program’s starting date.  You may substitute an associate at any time at no additional fee.


March 29, 2023 at 11:00 AM EST

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