DOL Probes Won't Chill Employers' Efforts To Diversify

Law360 (October 16, 2020, 10:16 PM EDT) -- Microsoft and Wells Fargo's recent disclosures that the U.S. Department of Labor is investigating whether their efforts to add more Black leaders are illegal won't deter other federal contractors from doing what they think is necessary to make their ranks more diverse, experts say.

The two corporate giants separately confirmed in recent weeks that the DOL's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, which polices bias by government contractors, had sent them letters inquiring about whether their respective pledges to dramatically increase the number of Black employees in their upper ranks violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Those letters, combined...

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