Expanding Protection Against Title VII Discrimination: Sexual Orientation, Transgender, Gender Identity
Litigation Trends, Best Practices for Avoiding and Defending Claims
A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A
This CLE webinar will guide employers’ counsel on the expanding protections against discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 due to sexual orientation, transgender status and gender identity. The panel will provide an overview of recent case law, including the split among circuit courts. The panel will also discuss best practices for avoiding and defending discrimination claims.
- Overview of trends in recent circuit court decisions
- Revising discrimination policies and procedures
- Best practices for pursing or defending a discrimination suit
The panel will review these and other crucial issues:
- How are courts ruling on issues of discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and transgender status under Title VII?
- Are courts that find this type of discrimination to be sex discrimination all engaging in a Price Waterhouse-sexual stereotype analysis?
- What are best practices for counsel and employees to avoid discrimination claims based on similar claims under Title VII?
- How can employers and counsel revise discrimination policies and procedures to avoid discrimination claims under Title VII?
Richard B. Cohen
Mr. Cohen has litigated and arbitrated complex corporate, commercial and employment disputes for more than 35 years.... | Read More
Mr. Cohen has litigated and arbitrated complex corporate, commercial and employment disputes for more than 35 years. He tried cases in both federal and state court, argued appeals, and conducted arbitrations and mediations involving complex corporate and business disputes, corporate shareholder and partnership disputes, corporate derivative suits, employment-related matters, broker-dealer and public investor stock exchange arbitrations, and intellectual property. He litigated cases deciding whether a particular writing is a letter of intent or merely exhibits, and whether the necessary “meeting of the minds” gave rise to the level of a legally binding agreement.Close
Amy Epstein Gluck
Ms. Epstein Gluck advises clients about employment and anti-discrimination laws, human resource policies and... | Read More
Ms. Epstein Gluck advises clients about employment and anti-discrimination laws, human resource policies and procedures, retaliation, and how to remain in compliance with all federal, state and local employment laws. She has represented individuals and corporate clients in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and various federal district courts for more than 20 years. Ms. Epstein Gluck’s current practice areas include business employment law—advising on and drafting employment agreements; handling employment negotiations, severance agreements, noncompete and nondisclosure agreements, discrimination and harassment investigations, “wrongful terminations,” and other EEO matters.Close
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