The past four years have witnessed significant cutbacks in legal protections for LGBTQ+ individuals, with occasional important victories that advance the movement for full equality. 2020 has been no exception. In early June, the Department of Health and Human Services revised Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act to remove protections for transgender people; followed by the Supreme Court’s ruling on June 15th in Bostock v. Clayton County, affirming that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964’s prohibition on sex discrimination does protect employees from discrimination based upon their sexual orientation or gender identity. What does Bostock mean for you as in-house counsel, how are other sex-based statutory provisions such as those in the ACA impacted by this ruling, and how do you design policies and procedures that respect the law while also going further to ensure your employer provides a respectful environment to all LGBTQ+ employees? In this session, we will hear from leading diversity, equity, and inclusion practitioners about best practices to ensure LGBTQ+ equality in the employment setting, how to implement affirming insurance benefits, and the best ways to weave respect for LGBTQ+ employees in all of your workplace procedures. This program is facilitated by Dru Levasseur, head of the LGBT Bar’s groundbreaking LGBTQ+ inclusion coaching and consulting program, known as Lavender Law 365™, who will share key tips for in-house counsel in this exclusive session.
Speakers: M. Dru Levasseur (National LGBT Bar Association and Foundation)
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