Litigating LGBTQ Employment Discrimination and Harassment Claims: Title VII, EEOC, and State Decisions
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will advise employment counsel on the major issues related to LGBTQ employment discrimination and harassment claims. The panel will examine the latest court activity and key rulings involving claims of sexual orientation and gender identity, including denial of spousal benefits to transgender employees, as well as EEOC and state enforcement of protections afforded to LGBTQ employees.
- Bostock v. Clayton County: what was covered and what issues remain outstanding?
- Religious objections
- Best practices
The panel will review these and other key topics:
- What did the ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County advise on transgender employment rights?
- How does state law impact transgender/gender non-conforming employment equality versus the "lived" experience?
- What should employers consider when transgender and gender non-binary employees have complaints related to pronouns, restrooms, and locker rooms?
- How should employers respond to religious objections to LGBTQ rights?
Mr. Allen’s legal career has been dedicated to counseling and defending employers in employment-related matters... | Read More
Mr. Allen’s legal career has been dedicated to counseling and defending employers in employment-related matters and counseling on behalf of management. He represents a broad range of management clients in state and federal courts and administrative tribunals concerning all types of employment litigation, including claims of discrimination on the basis of age, disability, race, national origin, sex, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, whistleblower retaliation, wage hour disputes, breach of contract, and state tort issues. Mr. Allen also provides on-going legal support and counsel on a daily basis for many of his clients. He routinely provides training to managers and supervisors in all areas of employment law, including but not limited to, supervisory training, sexual and racial harassment prevention, disciplinary practice, documentation policies, and safety and disability management.Close
Michelle E. Phillips
Ms. Phillips handles various types of employment litigation with an emphasis on sexual, racial and disability... | Read More
Ms. Phillips handles various types of employment litigation with an emphasis on sexual, racial and disability harassment, and LGBT matters. She also counsels clients on a variety of labor and employment matters concerning federal and state employment laws. Ms. Phillips frequently conducts and advises clients on internal investigations and leads seminars and webinars for a broad range of clients focusing on employment discrimination, diversity, sexual harassment and LGBT issues. She is a featured speaker at HRNY, NY and CT SHRM, ACC Corporate Counsel, Out & Equal Workplace Conference and other prominent organizations. Ms. Phillips conducts training on race, ethnic, intergenerational, interfaith, LGBT and other inclusion issues. She is a national speaker on such issues as an employer's duty to accommodate the sincerely held religious beliefs of employees, sexual stereotyping in the workplace, and respecting each individual's gender identity and expression. Ms. Phillips is a member of the firm's Diversity and Inclusion Committee.Close
Michael J. Roche, Jr.
Mr. Roche’s practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including pre-litigation claims... | Read More
Mr. Roche’s practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including pre-litigation claims and litigation, as well as preventive advice and counseling. He has worked closely with clients and successfully litigated matters before state and federal courts and state and federal agencies.Close