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In Reuters, Doug Brayley Comments on How the Supreme Court Ruling on Affirmative Action Could Impact U.S. Corporate Diversity Initiatives

Practices: Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits

A day after the Supreme Court struck down race-conscious admissions programs at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina, U.S. companies are weighing how the ruling might impact workforce diversity efforts by encouraging future court challenges.

In a Reuters article, employment, executive compensation and employee benefits partner Doug Brayley noted that broadly framed workplace diversity policies are likely insulated from legal challenges, but observed that policies that more closely mirror college admission standards, such as those designed to reserve a set percentage of leadership positions for women or minorities, could be more vulnerable.

“The more strict and more rigid the policy, the more likely it will be challenged,” Brayley said.

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