Friday, February 10, 2023

Texas Governor Abbott's Chief of Staff: "Rebranding ... employment discrimination as ‘DEI’ doesn’t make the practice any less illegal."

As reported by America First Legal (here), Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s office recently issued a memo reminding state agencies and universities that “federal and state law forbid discrimination against a current or prospective employee because of that person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or military service.” As stated in the letter (here): “Rebranding this employment discrimination as ‘DEI’ doesn’t make the practice any less illegal.” Of course, the extent to which diversity may be deemed a compelling interest justifying at least some forms of racial discrimination is an issue currently before the Supreme Court (see here).

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/2023/02/texas-governor-abbotts-chief-of-staff-rebranding-employment-discrimination-as-dei-doesnt-make-the-pr.html

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