LGBT Workers—Their Legal Rights and Their Employer’s Legal Obligations

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Deirdre Kamber Todd 

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Webinar Description

About 9 million Americans, roughly the population of New Jersey, identify themselves as LGBT (lesbian, gay,  bisexual and transgender). That number is estimated to be low and only reflects those who identify themselves under the labels of L, G, B or T.  Despite the size of this substantial minority, issues founded in religion, biology and politics have continued to generate debate over the inclusion of LGBT individuals both at home, by way of marriage and childbearing, and in the workplace. After decades of ad hoc action and Band-Aid type legislation by federal and state governments, solid positions have developed regarding the rights of LGBT workers to be free of discrimination and retaliation. The EEOC has finally acted, and it now recognizes LGBTQIA rights under Title VII non-discrimination rules.  LGBT issues also may be impacted by the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

 

All employers need to understand the most recent legal and administrative developments that have now extended Title VII protections to these employees by creating a new protected class.  In addition, employers must know the current status of these workers under relevant state and local laws.  It is also critical to understand that all LGBT employees should not be deemed to have the same set of workplace needs.  Those needs differ enormously, as do the protections and other workplace issues affecting them.  Join employment attorney Deirdre Kamber Todd as she guides you through the thicket of laws and regulations that affect your relationship as employers with LGBTQIA workers.

 

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This webinar has been approved in the following states for continuing legal education credit by  The Marino Legal Academy:

California: 1.5 credit hours

The Marino Institute for Continuing Legal Education is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 credit hours of participatory CLE credit.

New Jersey: 1.5 credit hours

This webinar has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.5 CLE credit hours.

New York: 1.5 areas of professional practice credit hours

This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for veteran attorneys for 1.5 credit hours, of which 1.50 credit hours may be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice.

Pennsylvania: 1.5 credit hours

This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.

 

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