Diversity initiatives in the firing line as tech sector feels the pinch

As firms feel the pressure to cut costs, could the long-established trend of tech firms focusing on diversity measures be under threat?

Pride marchers in Facebook t-shirts: the tech sector has long led the way on diversity and inclusion initiatives

The tech sector has long led the way in terms of promoting diversity in the workplace – and where it has led, many others have followed. But for a number of reasons, that may be about to change.

In the US, the Supreme Court recently declared affirmative action policies in college and university admissions as unconstitutional, in a move that is seen as likely to impact on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives elsewhere.

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