"Evolving LGBT Rights in the Workplace" - Complimentary Seminar and Networking Reception for Corporate Counsel - Nashville, TN

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Date   Apr 27, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017
3:00 – 3:30           Registration
3:30 – 5:00           Program
5:00 – 6:00           Networking Reception

Up Rooftop Lounge
901 Division Street
Nashville, TN 37203
P: 615-690-1722

About the Program

Join FordHarrison attorneys Mark Stamelos and Greg Grisham, and fellow ACC members 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' struggles with civil rights to 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.

This seminar will provide an overview of the legal landscape in this emerging area and discuss employer best practices for maintaining a legally compliant workplace for LGBT 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 the LGBT community. 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.

After the seminar, please join us for a networking reception with fellow ACC members and guests.

Continuing Education
Approval is pending from the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization for 1.5 hours of general CLE.