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Bank of America Accused of Gender Discrimination at Merrill Lynch

July 10, 2009
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Bank of America finds itself back in hot water over retention bonuses at its recently acquired Merrill Lynch unit. Furor is being raised by female employees who say they received much smaller bonus checks than their male colleagues.
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Study Links Race, Ethnicity to 401(k) Participation

July 8, 2009
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White and Asian employees, regardless of pay, are far more likely to participate in 401(k) plans and to make bigger plan contributions than African-American and Hispanic employees, according to a new study.
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High Court Ruling in Employee Testing Complicates Diversity Efforts

July 6, 2009
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Employers have less flexibility in implementing affirmative action and diversity programs as a result of last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in a reverse discrimination case brought by firefighters passed over for promotion in New Haven, Connecticut, observers say.
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Heidrick Announces Diversity Recruiting Deal

May 20, 2009
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The deal calls for Heidrick to give at least 10 percent of its work for Marsh & McLennan to women- and minority-owned executive search firms.
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5 Questions for Carl Brooks Minorities in the C-Suite

April 23, 2009
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No matter what he does during his tenure, President Barack Obama will be remembered in history as the first African-American president of the United States. Although that glass ceiling has been broken, much work remains to be done to get more people of color into corporate executive suites, says Carl Brooks, president and CEO of the Executive Leadership Council. Brooks recently talked to Workforce Management staff writer Mark Schoeff Jr.
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C-Suite March

April 22, 2009
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C-Suite March
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Diversity as Business Strategy Company Faced Racial Tensions Head-On

April 7, 2009
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Leon Tupper and his business partner knew they would face challenges bringing a diverse workforce to Gilreath Manufacturing Inc. in Howell, Michigan, after purchasing the plastic-injection molding company out of bankruptcy.
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Restaurant Workers Group to Unveil Bias Study

March 27, 2009
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On Tuesday, March 31, the group will announce the findings of a report titled ‘Discrimination in Manhattan’s Top Restaurants Deny People of Color and Women Equal Access to Employment Opportunities.’
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For Diversity Officers, No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

February 10, 2009
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Diversity officers struggling to increase minority headcounts come in for criticism. As the executives themselves note, having a thick skin and a healthy dose of perspective can be essential to the role.
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Sanford Moore Speaks Out Advocate of Racial Parity on Madison Avenue

February 10, 2009
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For 40 years, Sanford Moore has been an advocate for racial parity on Madison Avenue, particularly for African-Americans. He has been a thorn in the side of the agency structure, a chief cheerleader of government attempts to intervene and a critic of other African-Americans whose methods he doesn’t agree with.
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