One area that is less certain than ever is an employer’s obligations with regard to LGBTQ discrimination. There are so many issues that an employer has to understand and scenarios that can lead to a discrimination complaint. Although federal law does not explicitly prohibit discrimination or harassment based upon sexual orientation or gender identity, a federal court recently held that sex discrimination barred under Title VII extends to a person’s sexual orientation. Further, many states’ discrimination laws do protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation. So what does the law require? How does the law, as well as the recent court decision, impact a range of issues facing employers, such as bathroom use, employment actions, harassment, and other potential sources of a discrimination complaint?
Please join Melissa Fleischer as she keeps you up to date on developments and new cases dealing with this important issue, helping you best understand your legal requirements to avoid discrimination complaints and prevent harassment to your LGBTQ employees.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
This webinar will cover: Whether sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination are prohibited under federal or state and local laws Your legal requirements to protect your LGBTQ employees The “bathroom” issue and how to address it An update on legal cases to understand Potential laws on the horizon that are not favorable to LGBTQ employees AND MUCH MORE!
YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER
Your conference leader for “LGBTQ Discrimination: The Recent Title VII Decision, Bathrooms, and other Developments Affecting Employers and Employees” is Melissa Fleischer, attorney at law. Ms. Fleischer is a management-side employment attorney with 20 years of experience representing clients in employment law discrimination litigation as well as providing preventive counseling and training on workplace issues. HR Learning Center, LLC offers training seminars, webinars, and consulting on a wide range of employment law topics including: workplace investigations, anti-harassment training, FMLA and ADA training, workplace violence prevention, etc. Ms Fleischer earned her J.D. degree from the George Washington University School of Law.