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Mount talk examines workplace anti-discrimination laws in the U.S.

October 30, 2018
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -

Michael Fox, assistant professor of Business Law and the Pre-Law advisor, presented “Diversity and Inclusion: In the Workplace and Beyond” at Mount Saint Mary College on Monday, October 22.

Michael Fox, assistant professor of Business Law and the Pre-Law advisor, presented “Diversity and Inclusion: In the Workplace and Beyond” at Mount Saint Mary College on Monday, October 22.

 

Michael Fox, assistant professor of Business Law and the Pre-Law advisor at Mount Saint Mary College, discussed ever-evolving anti-discrimination laws in his presentation “Diversity and Inclusion: In the Workplace and Beyond” on Monday, October 22.

Fox addressed employment, discrimination, and harassment laws, at both the New York State and federal levels. Recent trends have shown an increase in protection for diversity and disability in both the workplace and the academic world, he noted. 

The talk was based on Fox’s original research and a series of presentations he gave for the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) and Orange County Bar Association, as well as professional development programs for the National Business Institute. It is also an extension of information from an article he published with a section of the NYSBA.

The talk was part of the Mount’s Investigating Research on Campus (iROC) series. The goal of iROC is to “provide a forum for Mount faculty, staff, and students to showcase their research endeavors with both Mount Saint Mary College and the local community in a manner easily understood by attendees,” explained series coordinators Evan Merkhofer, assistant professor of biology, and Jennifer Park, assistant librarian for access and outreach services. Presentations include research proposals, initial data collection, and completed research projects.

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