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American Conference Institute’s 8th Annual Forum on Defending and Managing Employment Discrimination Litigation
"The Latest Trends in Litigation and Practical Guidance for Employers of LGBT Employees"

July 28-29, 2016

Jessica Golden Cortes, Davis & Gilbert Labor & Employment partner, will speak during a session titled “Spotlight on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression Discrimination: The Latest Trends in Litigation and Practical Guidance for Employers of LGBT Employees” at ACI’s 8th Annual Forum on Defending and Managing Employment Discrimination Litigation in Chicago on July 28.

Session Overview
Ms. Cortes and her co-panelists will discuss:

  • The latest court activity and trends involving claims of sexual orientation discrimination
  • The very first cases filed by the EEOC alleging sexual orientation discrimination in the context of Title VII
  • Where the courts are drawing the line between discrimination on the basis of gender stereotyping and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation
  • The latest EEOC efforts to push the boundaries of Title VII so that its protections extend to cover transgender employees
  • The protections afforded to LGBT employees in specific states, and navigating such claims amidst inconsistent and uncertain legal guidelines
  • Practical guidance for employers on how to provide accommodations and navigate unknown territory regarding issues for transgender employees in the workplace (e.g., restroom issues, HR issues, dressing and grooming policies, etc.)

Davis & Gilbert has arranged for a 15% registration discount for friends of the firm. To take advantage of the promotional rate, please contact ACI’s conference producer, Nicole Pitti, at n.pitti@americanconference.com or 212.352.3220, ext. 5534. For more information, or to register, visit the event website.