LGBT Employment Rights Update
1 hour 5 minutes
Learn how to stay compliant with the evolving changes within the law of sex discrimination within the workplace.
There are few areas of law that change as often and as rapidly as employment law. In recent years, Americans have reexamined their understanding of gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity. This evolution in the ideas about gender continues to develop and is likely to bring about even more change in employment law. The U.S. Supreme Court and state legislatures have made some fairly recent pronouncements in this area, and there appear to be more changes in the near future regarding the application of employment discrimination law to sexual orientation and gender identity. This program will discuss how to: identify and anticipate these issues and potential law changes; and proactively prepare your business for compliance with this evolving understanding of sex discrimination. Reviewing and, where needed, modifying such things as hiring and disciplinary practices, employee policies, and workplace communication will be key to remaining compliant with the law as it develops.
• You will be able to recognize shifts in the law of employment discrimination with regard to sexual orientation and gender identity.
• You will be able to explain the framework of employment discrimination law and how sexual orientation and gender identity fit within that framework.
• You will be able to discuss various changes in employment law that have recently occurred and that might occur in the near future with regard to sexual orientation and gender identity.
• You will be able to identify proactive steps that you and your business can take to anticipate and comply with changes in employment law regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.