This training on preventing workplace discrimination will provide an overview of current gender discrimination laws, as well as sexual stereotyping and transgender cases. It will help you understand the difference between transgender and sexual orientation
Why Should You Attend:
More and more individuals are becoming comfortable with expressing their sexual orientation or their gender identity issues. On a federal level, neither sexual orientation nor gender identity is a protected class (although this is expected to change). Courts haven’t let this fact stop them from using current case law to find employer liability by finding that stereotyping individuals can be discrimination on the basis of prohibited classes such as race, gender, etc. and in violation of Title VII. Stereotyping is hard to recognize sometimes and much harder to control – almost all of us have preconceived notions of how men and women should act in public and in the workplace. Why are courts using Title VII to find liability when stereotyping leads to adverse consequences in the workplace?
This webinar will provide an overview of gender discrimination laws, same sex harassment cases, pregnancy based stereotypes and homosexual stereotype cases. It will also explain the difference between transgender and sexual orientation.
Areas Covered in the Webinar:
- Overview of federal gender discrimination laws
- Why early decisions found that Title VII didn’t cover transgender plaintiffs
- Why the Supreme Court decision of Price Waterhouse changed the playing field
- Overview of same sex harassment cases
- Sex stereotyping to prove same sex harassment
- Stereotyping and “feminine men” cases
- Stereotyping and “women who too much like a man” cases
- Pregnancy based stereotypes
- Homosexual stereotype cases
- What is the difference between transgender and sexual orientation?
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