ACI 9th Annual Forum on Defending and Managing Employment Discrimination Litigation

Date: September 25, 2017 - September 26, 2017

Location: Park Lane Hotel, New York, NY


The premier employment discrimination litigation conference returns for its ninth year, with brand new in-house counsel client presence, government agency insights from within the new Administration and top federal and state jurists who are actively involved in these cases.

In light of the recent changes in administration, heightened media focus on gender and racial equality, the recent tendency for employees to be more aware of their rights than ever before, and increased policy targeting by the EEOC, it is obvious that employers and their counsel today cannot afford to be anything less than vigilant.

This conference will provide an unparalleled opportunity to convene with expert in-house counsel as well as a faculty of renowned federal and state judges who will provide insider strategies needed to stay current.

Nixon Peabody Speaker:

  • Christopher Gegwich, Tuesday, September 26, 1:30 pm

Additional speakers:

  • A. Chinyere Ezie, EEOC
  • J. Randall Coffey, Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • Martha S. Doty, Alston & Bird LLP

The Latest Developments in Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination Claims: Examining Recent Court Rulings, EEOC Activity, and Litigation Trends

Discussion includes:

  • Examining the latest court activity and key rulings involving claims of sexual orientation and gender identity/transgender/gender expression discrimination (e.g. cases involving hiring, firing, failure to promote, failure to provide bathroom access to corresponding gender identity, unequal pay, harassment, etc.)
  • The latest case law surrounding an employer’s denial of spousal benefits to an employee’s same-sex spouse
  • Where are the courts drawing the line between discrimination on the basis of gender stereotyping and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/sexual identity?
  • The latest EEOC activity surrounding this issue – what is Trump’s administration doing with this?
  • Understanding the protections afforded to LGBT employees in your particular state, and navigating such discrimination claims amidst inconsistent and uncertain legal guidelines
  • Practical guidance for employers on how to handle transgender employees within the workplace – navigating unknown territory with regard to:
    • What policies should be established?
    • What training should be provided to employees and supervisors?
    • What complaint reporting procedures should be in place?
    • What accommodations should be provided to transgender employees?
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