"Evolving LGBT Rights in the Workplace" - Complimentary Lunch & Learn - Charlotte, NC

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Date   Nov 3, 2016
Time   11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Complimentary Lunch and Learn for In-House Counsel and HR Executives

Thursday, November 3, 2016
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM  Registration and Networking
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM    Program

Maggiano's Little Italy
4400 Sharon Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

About the Program
Join FordHarrison partners Angela Cummings and Julie Adams for an informative discussion on the current landscape of LGBT rights in the workplace. From television shows like “Transparent” and “Orange is the New Black” highlighting transgender persons and their related struggles with civil rights to reality TV star and Olympic champion Caitlyn Jenner winning an Espy for her courage in discussing transgender issues, there has been a growing public awareness of transgender-related issues over the last year.  Beyond pop culture, the rights and protections of transgender employees, as well as lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) employees, in the workplace are also evolving and are complex.  In this lunch and learn, Angela and Julie will provide an overview of the legal landscape in this emerging area and discuss employer best practices for maintaining a legally compliant workplace for LGB and transgender employees.  Attendees will learn about the appropriate terminology to use when discussing LGB and transgender-related concepts, the key court and agency decisions addressing issues of sexuality and gender identity in the workplace, and recent legislative efforts aimed at protecting LGB and transgender individuals.  Attendees will also receive practical guidance for navigating issues related to the use of sex-specific facilities, transitioning in the workplace, and access to specific health benefits.

Continuing Education

  • Approval is pending from the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Education for 1 hour of General CLE credit.
  • This program is pre-approved for 1 hour of PHR, SPHR and GPHR credit from HRCI.
  • FordHarrison is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Approval is pending from SHRM for 1 hour of PDCs.

Registration is complimentary. Please register by clicking the "Register" button below by Thursday, October 27.