Podcast: Affinity Groups in the Workplace
While affinity groups can be a great marketing tool for employers to attract and retain workers, as well as to foster new ideas, they can also create a great deal of legal liability. For some background, affinity groups are generally formalized groups that share similarities of some sort, whether based on life experiences, social identity, or interests. Some examples include LGBTQ and women in business groups.
In this Verrill Voices podcast, labor and employment attorney Tawny Alvarez discusses the National Labor Relations Act concerns that can result from having affinity groups in the workplace, in addition to wage and hour and discrimination issues, among others. Further, she walks listeners through relevant cases and considerations for avoiding legal liability caused by affinity groups.