2:30pm-3:10pm – BREAKOUT 2 | OPTION 1
Diverse in more ways than one: Veterans and ethnic diversity, the disabled community, LGBTQ+
While employers are increasingly recognizing veteran status as a priority category in their efforts to create a diverse workforce, many organizations haven’t yet recognized that veterans often function as diversity hires in more ways than one. The U.S. military is one of the most ethnically diverse employers in the country, many veterans leave the military with a disability rating, and veterans are also sometimes members of the LGBTQ community and other diverse categories that employers may not always expect. In this panel, we will explore how veteran hiring can benefit your organization’s larger diversity efforts.
2:30pm-3:10pm – BREAKOUT 2 | OPTION 2
National Guard and Reserve employees: Protecting their rights — and your organization’s legal liability
By hiring members of the National Guard and Reserves, employers can benefit from a highly disciplined workforce that continues to receive cutting-edge training from the U.S. military. But such employees are also granted unique protections in federal law, and if companies run afoul of those rules, significant legal liability could result. We will discuss how to best capitalize on Guard and Reserve talent, while respecting their rights and safeguarding your organization’s liability.