Connie Almond Managing Counsel, Labor and Employment at Toyota Motor North America, Inc. Connie Almond is managing counsel in the labor and employment law group for Toyota Motor North America, Inc., a mobility company headquartered in Plano, TX. My Articles Diversity and Inclusion Does Your Workplace Encourage Conformity or Authenticity? 61 percent of people reported covering an aspect of their identity in the workplace in a recent Deloitte survey. Diversity and Inclusion Dear DEI, Esq: How Do I Deal with Zoom Fatigue? DEI Esq. gives advice for dealing with the vulnerabilities that come with being on camera. Diversity and Inclusion Dear DEI, Esq: I’m Competing with My Coworker DEI Esq. gives advice for dealing with competitiveness in the workplace. Diversity and Inclusion Dear DEI, Esq: My Bosses Have Antiquated Gender Views DEI, Esq. gives advice for navigating the tightrope of gender stereotypes in the office. Diversity and Inclusion Dear DEI, Esq: My Work Thinks My Familial Responsibilities Are Holding Me Back DEI, Esq. gives advice to a single father who is being passed over at work. Diversity and Inclusion Dear DEI, Esq: My Manager is Singling Me Out DEI, Esq. gives advice to an employee who feels singled out by her manager because of her gender. Diversity and Inclusion Employment and Labor Are You Biased? We’re all biased. And before we can change, we need to understand common bias types and patterns encountered in the workplace. Diversity and Inclusion Employment and Labor An Employment Lawyer’s Guide to Leaning In on DEI Employment lawyers have been complicit by being too cautious. Follow these steps to help your company move forward. Diversity and Inclusion Employment and Labor Redefine “Qualified” Candidates to Supercharge Your Team Assemble a diverse team with these three upgrades to your recruitment process. Diversity and Inclusion Small Matters: A Different Approach to DEI When it comes to making progress in diversity, equity, and inclusion, start with small tangible actions. Employment and Labor How to Combat COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy As governments around the world roll out COVID-19 vaccines, here’s how employers can convince hesitant employees that there’s no harm in getting the shot.