Employment Discrimination Claims Based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, or HIV Status
Navigating the Evolving Legal Landscape and Minimizing Exposure to Claims
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will help employment attorneys navigate uncertain and evolving state and federal laws affecting employers of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) workers or those affected by HIV. The panel will discuss recent legal trends and best practices to comply with the law and minimize employment discrimination claims.
Legal framework—employers' obligations to LGBT and HIV-affected employees
- Federal law protections
- State law protections
- Recent court cases
Best practices to minimize claims
- Discrimination claims
- FMLA claims
- ERISA claims
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What is an employer's obligation to prevent discrimination against employees based on LGBT or HIV status?
- How are courts ruling in employment cases alleging discrimination based on LGBT or HIV status?
- What steps should employers and their counsel take to reduce exposure to employment law claims alleging discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status?
- What steps should employers take to ensure compliance with ERISA and the FMLA regarding benefits and leave issues for LGBT and HIV-affected employees?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
Charles H. Wilson
Mr. Wilson is board certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He represents... | Read More
Mr. Wilson is board certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He represents employers in complex litigation and trials arising from claims of wage and hour violations, employee raiding, race discrimination, racial profiling, retaliation (including whistle blowing), harassment, and disability discrimination. He has also represented employers in numerous administrative actions before the EEOC and state agencies.Close
Edward J. Reeves
His practice focuses on counseling employers, educating management in all areas of labor and employment law, and... | Read More
His practice focuses on counseling employers, educating management in all areas of labor and employment law, and advising private colleges and universities on all aspects of education law. He also offers to serve as a neutral mediator and arbitrator.Close
Center for HIV Law and Policy
He is a civil rights litigator and advocate focusing on the legal and policy needs of vulnerable and marginalized... | Read More
He is a civil rights litigator and advocate focusing on the legal and policy needs of vulnerable and marginalized groups, including people living with HIV, people of color, the LGBT community, and immigrants. He has successfully litigated complex civil rights cases in federal courts across the country. He recently authored "Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Diversity in the Workplace" (Practical Lawyer 2012).Close