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New LGBT/Sexual Orientation Protections Under Title VII: HR’s Roadmap For Ensuring Compliant Policies And Practices

SKU:WC-1023920
Date / Time: Recorded
Format: Webinar
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In a landmark ruling, the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has concluded sexual orientation is a protected category under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII). This opens the door for federal courts in other circuits to issue similar findings; thus, expanded coverage of Title VII to members of the LGBT community across the nation is a real possibility.

How should HR respond to the court’s ruling? What impact will Seventh Circuit’s decision in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College have on employment policy development and practices?

Join us on May 3 to find out. Our presenters, both skilled labor and employment attorneys, will explain the practical impact the expanded scope of Title VII could have on your compliance obligations.

You’ll learn:

  • Why the Seventh Circuit’s ruling in Hively v. Ivy Tech is such a big deal
  • How sexual orientation and gender nonconformity are generally defined and why it’s important to know the differences
  • Examples of employer conduct that could lead to Title VII claims based on one’s LGBT status or sexual orientation
  • Best practices for training supervisors and managers on the expanded protections under Title VII in light of this ruling
  • Essential HR policy and employee handbook updates to make to minimize your risk of legal liability
Register now for this timely event, featuring live Q&A with the attorney presenters.

About Your Presenters:

Steven L. Brenneman, Esq.
Partner, Chair of the Employment Law Group
Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP

Steven L. Brenneman is a partner and chair of the Employment Law Group at Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP, in Chicago. He has more than 25 years of experience representing clients in the full range of employment and labor law matters. Mr. Brenneman advises and provides preventive counseling to employers on a wide range of issues affecting the employment relationship, including EEO issues, covenants against competition, wage and hour issues, leaves of absence under FMLA and other laws, employee handbooks and personnel policies, issues arising from the use of technology in the workplace, reductions in force, affirmative action obligations, hiring and background checks, and strategies for employee discipline and termination. He is an editor of the Illinois Employment Law Letter.

Kelly C. Smith-Haley, Esq.
Partner
Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP

Kelly Smith-Haley is a partner in Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll’s Litigation Group. She has represented businesses in civil litigation matters, including claims relating to breach of contract, consumer fraud, employment law, and class action defense, at the trial and appellate levels in state and federal court and has represented corporations and their officers, directors, and employees in Securities and Exchange Commission and other law enforcement investigations. Additionally, she has represented a variety of lenders and receivers in complex commercial and residential foreclosure actions.

Ms. Smith-Haley received her B.A. in English from the University of Notre Dame. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she was a member of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal.

Prior to joining Fox Swibel, Ms. Smith-Haley was an associate in the Chicago and Washington D.C. offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. She is a member of the Alumni Board of Governors for Loyola University Chicago School of Law and a Board Member for the Chicago Foundation for Women. She is also an editor of the Illinois Employment Law Letter.

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The live versions are interactive, meaning that participants can ask questions in real time, plus are a very cost-effective form of training because 1) you receive fast, convenient learning without any out-of-office time; 2) you can invite as many colleagues as you'd like to listen in on a single phone line; 3) you incur no travel expenses; and 4) you and your colleagues are back at work immediately after the session ends!

And though with recorded versions you do lose the ability to ask questions, you gain the ability to hear the presentation numerous times and to share it with others in your office.

Handout materials and the phone number for live presentations are made available to you prior to the event via email from the presenter and from the "MyAccount" link on the menu bar. Copies of the presentations are included with recorded versions.

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Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, sexual orientation, based on sex, employment discrimination, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Hively, Ivy Tech, HR policies, HR practices, HR webinar, BLR, HRHero, Thompson, New LGBT Sexual Orientation Protections under Title VII HR’s Roadmap for Ensuring Compliant Policies and Practices

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