Littler Launches Inclusion, Equity & Diversity Playbook

Interactive collection of resources helps guide employers in starting or expanding IE&D programs

(November 16, 2022) –  Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, is pleased to announce the launch of its Inclusion, Equity & Diversity (IE&D) Playbook: a comprehensive collection of resources designed to help employers navigate the legal and practical considerations associated with IE&D programs.

The Playbook is a free, self-service tool that provides employers with resources – including videos, FAQs, podcasts, and high-level summaries – that help answer fundamental IE&D compliance questions, assess current efforts, uncover gaps and challenges, and identify IE&D programming opportunities.  

“Employers are under more pressure than ever to create inclusive, equitable and diverse workplaces – and for good reason,” said EEO & Diversity Practice Group Co-Chair Alyesha Asghar Dotson, who led development of the Playbook. “Yet as business, diversity and HR leaders endeavor to drive these initiatives forward, they must remember that they come with important compliance considerations, alongside vital opportunities. Our Playbook meets organizations where they are on their IE&D journeys and provides information to help them create meaningful and sustainable strategies that support broader employee engagement, innovation and talent initiatives.”

Littler’s IE&D Playbook focuses on 12 key areas to assist employers in understanding various elements of building or expanding IE&D programs, such as:

  • Securing organizational buy-in
  • Analyzing employee demographic data
  • Effective training initiatives
  • Recruiting and retaining diverse talent
  • Considerations for global employers
  • Reporting and ESG
  • Legally-compliant ways to assess progress

The Playbook provides analysis and recommended practices in each of the 12 areas in an intuitive, easy-to-use format. In addition to finding insights and answers to central IE&D questions, employers can use the tool to directly connect with Littler attorneys with subject matter knowledge in areas of interest to their organizations. From there, Littler attorneys experienced with IE&D training, consulting, advice and program development can work with employers to address their specific needs.

In addition to Dotson, the Playbook was developed by Littler Principal Corinn Jackson and Knowledge Management Counsels Meghann Barloewen and Johnny Wong, with input from the firm’s deep bench of EEO & Diversity attorneys. The Playbook is the latest in a long line of innovative and practical resources that Littler provides to employers and further exemplifies the firm’s commitment to supporting clients’ IE&D efforts.

Littler works closely with employers on diversity counseling, planning and training initiatives. A comprehensive overview of Littler’s IE&D capabilities and offerings in the U.S. and across the globe can be found here

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