Event Calendar

Wednesday, September 11, 2024

Equal Opportunity Employment: Understanding the Difference Between Racial Equity & Equal Employment Opportunity

Start Date: 9/11/2024 7:45 AM EDT
End Date: 9/11/2024 10:00 AM EDT

Venue Name: Westwood Country Club

800 Maple Ave East
Vienna, VA  United States  22180

Organization Name: HR Alliance DC

Amy Steinbicker
Email: staff@hralliancedc.org
Phone: (703) 433-9576

Networking: 7:45 - 8:15 AM
Arrive early for an opportunity to meet new people!

Program Description

During this program, Gurjit Jan will first set the stage by reviewing the basic principles and components of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and RE (Racial Equity), including how they differ and overlap. The session will also touch on affirmative action as it relates to EEO and RE activities. Specifically, we will consider how RE initiatives, while well-intentioned, can run afoul of EEO regulations and employment/labor laws. Finally, we explore situations where these activities may result in racial preference in the workplace.

At the end of our discussion, you will:

  • Understand the basics of EEO, RE and affirmative action
  • Appreciate how RE initiatives may violate or jeopardize employment discrimination laws/EEO regulations
  • Develop programs and strategies to promote accessibility and inclusion

Speaker: Gurjit Chima Jan, Esq., Founder, Conexao, LLC, an HR consulting firm

Gurjit Chima Jan is the founder of Conexao, LLC., a boutique HR consulting firm based in Maryland. Conexao empowers clients to cultivate thriving, inclusive work environments through honesty, collaboration, customization, and common sense. Conexao’s work is guided by one overarching principle: recognize the human race as one.
Gurjit blends her employment law background with over 20 years of experience in various HR disciplines to offer holistic solutions for the most important part of any organization: its human capital. Her passion for people started at the age of 7 and led her to pursue a career in employment discrimination. Much of her recent work has served to advise clients on how best to legally and inclusively advance equitable practices.

Professional Development:
This program has been pre-approved for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR®, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

HR Alliance DC is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities. This program is valid for 1.50 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.

Pricing for this Program:
  • Members:
    • Individual and Organizational Members - Free; Guests - $40
    • Annual Sponsors - Free; Guests - $40
  • Org. Member Substitutes - Free (promo code must be entered)
  • Public - $60

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