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This Week in Work: Big Tech still faces Big Diversity Gap, Microsoft Inclusion Index and Politics in the Workplace

Welcome to our weekly roundup of important workplace news, top media trends, current events and the latest from Limeade. At Limeade, we’re busy staying up to date with current events that impact employees and the workplace. This Week in Work highlights the latest industry news so you can be in the know, while at work.

This Week in Work:

1. Big tech still faces big diversity gap

Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook remain overwhelmingly white and male. An article in Fast Company shows tech’s diversity problem in visuals. 

2. WeWork headed for magenta?

News broke this week that the CEO of T-Mobile may be in talks to take on the role of CEO at WeWork. Known for turning companies around and shaking things up, this could be a potential comeback for the spiraled out co-working company. 

3. Facebook accusations

After a Medium post went up detailing several racist incidents within the company, accusations swirled that Facebook empowers a racist company culture. 

4. Microsoft diversity report

Microsoft reports incremental progress on diversity releasing new ‘Inclusion Index’ sentiment analysis.

5. What employers often forget during a layoff

Dr. Laura Hamill, Chief People Officer and Chief Science Officer at Limeade was quoted in an article in HR Executive about how to treat employees with care even during a layoff.

6. McDonald’s Lawsuit

On Tuesday, a class action lawsuit was filed against McDonald’s accusing the company of lacking policies to address sexual harassment, failing to train managers to prevent it and retaliating against workers who complain.

7. Political debates at work on the rise

According to a recent survey 42% of U.S. employees say they have personally experienced, and 44% say they have witnessed, political disagreements at work. Roughly 34% of respondents said that their workplace is not inclusive of differing political perspectives, and 12% said they have personally experienced political affiliation bias. 

8. Limeade moves to the cloud

Limeade was featured in Built in Seattle discussing our recent move to the cloud, including the factors that led up to the shift and the results we’ve since seen.

Thanks for tuning in to This Week in Work — see you next week!