Law is an important aspect of public policy. It determines the type of services that are provided and how much funding is allocated. There are many areas of law that are relevant to society, such as immigration and healthcare. The law also has an impact on the treatment of survivors of domestic violence.
In 2020, legal issues that are most likely to be addressed by the court include immigration, healthcare, and LGBTQ rights. These issues are related to a variety of factors, such as climate change, violence, and the displacement of people.
The health care industry has been focused on inequalities in the health care industry and laws to remediate these inequalities. This focus has sparked a national dialogue on the issue of diversity. During this discussion, terms such as “microaggressions” and “unconscious bias” became more prominent.
Health care providers are facing a dilemma over whether to implement vaccination policies or forgo them. As President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate became effective in September of 2021, hospitals and other providers may be torn between implementing the policy and forgoing it.
The federal Executive Order 11246 requires health care employers to set diversity goals. Many health care providers have not been trained to comply with the new law, and whistleblower claims have skyrocketed.
Another important legal issue in 2020 is human trafficking. The US courts will investigate corporate involvement in facilitating trafficking. They will also evaluate conditions in detention and asylum seekers.