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“Because of Sex”: The Supreme Court, Federal Law, and Best Practices for Protecting LGBTQ Workers

  • Civil Rights
  • Employment

Full scholarships, registration fee waivers, and discounts are widely available to attorneys and staff working for nonprofit/legal services organizations; pro bono attorneys/volunteers (providing no-fee legal assistance to clients individually or through an organization); government attorneys; judges and judicial law clerks; law professors and law students; senior attorneys (age 65 and over); unemployed attorneys; and others with financial hardships. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.


Why You Should Attend
Does federal law allow an employer to fire an employee for being LGBTQ? The Supreme Court is considering the question this term in R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC and Aimee Stephens, Altitude Express v. Zarda, and Bostock v. Clayton County, a trio of cases under Title VII, the seminal federal law prohibiting employment discrimination “because of sex.” In this session, you will learn about the pending Supreme Court Title VII cases, the potential implications of these cases on other areas of federal sex discrimination law, and best practices for employers for protecting the rights of LGBTQ employees.

What You Will Learn

  • Background on the Supreme Court’s pending LGBTQ Title VII cases – Stephens, Zarda, and Bostock, including an analysis of the oral arguments
  • Potential implications of the Supreme Court’s Title VII cases on other areas of federal law
  • Best practices for protecting the rights of LGBTQ employees

Who Should Attend
Attorneys, employers, and other professionals looking to expand their knowledge of federal sex discrimination law and who want to implement best practices for protecting LGBTQ employees.