Do's & Don'ts For Litigation-Proof Affinity Groups

Law360, New York (May 17, 2010, 1:44 PM EDT) -- Setting up affinity groups can be a good way for companies to promote diversity and advance their business, but employers run the risk of exposing themselves to discrimination lawsuits if they don't set some ground rules, attorneys said.

Affinity groups — also known as employee resource groups or networking groups — consist of employee groups with a common ethnicity, race, gender or other characteristic, and serve to promote their advancement in the workplace and be a resource to their employer.

Many affinity groups are likely to...
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