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Is Disparate Impact Theory Good for the Workplace? For America? (Work w Marty Nemko, airs 9/23/12)

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Is the Disparate Impact Theory good for the workplace? For America?  The theory holds that if a racial group is underrepresented in a workplace, it is evidence that the workplace is practicing discrimination, even if there is no overt evidence of discrimination. 

On the  Sep. 23, 2012 edition of Work with Marty Nemko, two expert employment attorneys will debate the question. Jim Finberg, partner at Altshuler Berzon will argue for it. Fred Alvarez, partner at Wilson Soncini will argue against it. Callers will then be invited to weigh in.  

Also, I'll invite invite listeners to call in for a Three-Minute Workover, in which I try to help address their work-related problem.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard Sundays from 11 am to noon on 91.7 FM, KALW, San Francisco