Member Call-Ins/Webinars

In co-sponsorship with the National Employment Lawyers Association and Seyfarth Shaw LLP, the National LGBT Bar Association is hosting a national call-in to discuss the recent decision from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in the case of Macy v. Holder. The EEOC ruled that transgender individuals are included under Title VII, which protects employees and applicants from being discriminated against based on sex. The landmark ruling has ensured that under federal law, transgender individuals now have a legal recourse to file formal complaints against employers on the basis of sex discrimination. The magnitude of the EEOC’s decision cannot be overstated – LGBT individuals now have federal support and resources to fight for equality within the workplace. Join us as experts, includingChai Feldblum, commissioner of the EEOC, discuss the major impact this decision will have on the LGBT community. Other speakers include Laura Maechtlen, partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP; Shannon Minter, legal director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights and Ilona Turner, legal director for the Transgender Law Center.