On June 15, 2020, in the middle of Pride Month, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision holding that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBTQ individuals from employment discrimination.
We cannot overlook COVID-19’s negative impacts. Disparities in access to medical care are more visible now, and the need for policies to ensure equitable access to healthcare and treatment are required. Compensation of essential workers, especially in healthcare, is inadequate and must be addressed.
I really do have a fear that the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts across many organizations will be set back several years during this time of the coronavirus pandemic. If DEI is truly a strategic initiative for organizations to thrive and grow into the future, why should things stop now?