Inclusion IssuesMarch 28, 2018 – Media Mention
Upon winning this year’s Academy Award for best actress, Frances McDormand closed her acceptance speech with a strong sense of finality and a whiff of mystery. “I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider,” she said to a mostly confused television audience (as well as the celebrities packing the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles that night).
While millions of TV viewers probably were not surprised that the outspoken McDormand had something controversial to say, most no doubt were stumped by the specifics. For many Americans—and U.S. employers—the inclusion-rider mention didn’t exactly hit home.
Wendy Lane, a partner at Greenberg Glusker in Los Angeles, says she has not seen inclusion riders used in industries outside of the world of entertainment, with its unique hiring structure.
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