3 Tips For Employers Looking To Back Worker Affinity Groups

By Vin Gurrieri (June 22, 2018, 9:54 PM EDT) -- Although workplace affinity groups — caucus groups of employees who share common traits or concerns, like LGBT individuals or parents — can give businesses a way of boosting morale and brainstorming ideas to improve diversity, they still may pose legal risks if employers aren't careful.

Affinity groups have become popular elements of many workplaces in recent years largely because of the wide range of benefits they provide for businesses and employees alike. As a result, many employers choose to sponsor such groups, affording them a budget or allotting time for workers to meet, for example.

For employees, the benefits of such...

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