CHAPTER FIVEShouldn’t I Just Have to Worry About What the Law Requires Me to Worry About?

Dear Diversity Diva:

Girlfriend, could you just bottom-line it for me? Tell me what the law is on diversity or discrimination or whatever and that’s what I’ll do or won’t do, and as a manager I’ll make sure that my people won’t do it either.

Signed,Doing Only What I Need to Do

Don’t I Just Have to Pay Attention to the Law?

As I have said in several different ways throughout this book, the law is very limited in what it addresses when it comes to diversity. Legal prohibitions are about telling people what they can’t do. True diversity and inclusion in the workplace is about enhancing the workplace in the ways the law can’t enforce.

The law can say that it’s ...

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