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Empathetic Leadership: Navigating the Derek Chauvin Trial Verdict with Your Employees

Workplace Culture Apr 20, 2021

In the wake of the Derek Chauvin trial verdict, you may be unsure of how to navigate with your employees, network, and personal circles the conversations that are sure to come. Derek Chauvin’s trial over the death of George Floyd is an historic moment in American history. To support inclusion, build trust in the workplace, and work as an ally to all employees, employers must be mindful of the effects that this trial and its verdict may have, or are likely already having, on their teams. Here are our best tips for navigating the moment:


Jackie Ferguson

Jackie (she/her) is a Certified Diversity Executive and vice president of Content and Programming for The Diversity Movement. She wrote the best-seller The Inclusive Language Handbook.