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Jim aka Evil Skippy at Work

I'm convinced that most employers want to do the right thing and this includes avoiding discriminatory practices whether or not the Supreme Court makes them do so. I am also convinced -- from having worked as an employment lawyer for a couple of decades before becoming an independent training/investigations consultant -- that there are quite a few employers who operate solely based on what they can do without losing a lawsuit. Those employers would not hesitate to maintain a discriminatory policy if there was no way that it would support a lawsuit (in other words, there was no way that the policy would end up costing them money).

In my personal opinion -- smart employers will get rid of discriminatory policies simply because they prevent the work environment from being the best place that it can be. Eliminating discrimination is an important part of any program for maintaining great morale and encouraging employee retention.

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