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LGBTQ+ Employee Rights After Bostock and Black Lives Matter Speech and Civility Issues in the Workplace

July 8, 2020

Join Dykema on July 8, 2020 for an hour-long program addressing hot topics in employment law, including:

  • The Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County and the implications for employers. We will discuss the Court’s holding and takeaways and next steps for employers with LGBTQ+ employees, including a discussion on how to avoid and successfully defend discrimination and harassment claims, policy changes and training requirements. 
  • We will also address employee speech and civility issues in the workplace, as many employers are struggling with these issues as the political world spills into the workplace. These topics are particularly relevant as employers deal with challenges arising from conflict between employees, customers, and communities with differing viewpoints regarding the Black Lives Matter movement, and the government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, among other topics.
  • We will also discuss the impact of social media posts by employees and how employers should respond when a customer, client or coworker is angered by an employee’s social media post, i.e., “defund the police,” #BLM, #AllLivesMatter.
  • Finally, we will touch on the possible ADA implications that could arise from employers’ good faith efforts to address the mental health needs of their employees who are in the midst of these stressful times.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CST 

Speakers:
Elisa Lintemuth, Member, Grand Rapids
Donna McElroy, Member, San Antonio
Bonnie Prosser Elder, VIA Metropolitan Transit, Senior Vice President Legal/General Counsel

We anticipate HRCI accreditation for this presentation. Dykema provides Certificates of Attendance to attendees who request accreditation by returning a completed Record of Attendance after the program. Please contact Sarah Minjoe at sminjoe@dykema.com with questions. 

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