EEOC commish predicts increase in lawsuits against corps that engage in DEI hiring practices

 July 1, 2023

In the wake of the bombshell Supreme Court ruling regarding racial preferences in college admissions, which it handily struck down, other changes in the woke realm may be coming soon. 

According to Breitbart, during a recent Fox News interview, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Commissioner Andrea Lucas admitted that new legal challenges against corporate "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) practices.

The Supreme Court's ruling overwhelmingly triggered Democrats, as the party clearly isn't a fan of merit-based admissions and employment selection.

Lucas called the high court's ruling a "wake up call" for employers.

Legal challenges coming

The EEOC commish held nothing back as she offered her prediction that corporations across the country will soon be legally called out on their woke-based hiring programs.

"I think this is going to be a wake-up call for employers. Today is a time — the best time for lawyers to really take a look at the lawfulness of their corporate diversity programs," she said.

Lucas added, "Even though many employers don’t use the word affirmative action, it’s rampant today, from ESG, to focuses on equity, pretty much everywhere, there’s a ton of pressure at the corporate 100 across corporate America to take race-conscious decision-making — race-conscious actions in employment law, and that’s been illegal and it’s still illegal."

Lucas said she's already witnessed a rising number of cases challenging DEI-like programs at several corporations, and expects the latest ruling to ramp them up significantly.

"I have noticed an increasing number of challenges to corporate DEI programs and I would expect that this decision is going to shine even more of a spotlight [on] how out of alignment some of those programs are. And to be clear, I’m not criticizing all diversity programs, it really depends on how they’re structured.

She continued, "But to the extent that they’re explicitly or implicitly taking race into decision-making for employment decisions, race-restricted internships, race-restricted mentoring, race-focused promotion decisions, etc. There [are] a host of employment decisions. If you are using race as any factor in your decision-making, you’re already violating the law, and I expect that you are going to have a rising amount of challenges as this sort of raises that issue back to people’s attention."

Social media reacts

The Supreme Court ruling that shot down race-based admissions sent shockwaves throughout the country, with many rallying for and against the decision.

Several members of Congress reacted to the news, including Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL).

Only time will tell if major corporations who engage in similar practices are taken to the cleaners in court.

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