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

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

Marty Nemko was called "job coach extraordinaire" by U.S. News and "The Bay Area's best career coach" by the San Francisco Bay Guardian. He has written 20 essays in TIME's Ideas section, and 1240 for PsychologyToday.com. Previously, his career column appeared for six years in the San Francisco Chronicle and then wrote The Big Idea continuing series on WashingtonPost.com and the Working it Out column on TheAtlantic.com. In his 30th year as a career and education advisor, Marty Nemko has served 5,400 clients and enjoys a 96% client-satisfaction rate. He is a part-time instructor of medical students at the UCSF School of Medicine.