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National Call-In: Recent EEOC Transgender Ruling

By Rebecca Hamburg posted 05-29-2012 06:38 PM


On Tuesday, June 5, 2012, from 3:00pm-4:00pm ET the National LGBT Bar Association, in co-sponsorship with the National Employment Lawyers Association and Seyfarth Shaw LLP, is hosting a national call-in to discuss the recent decision from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in the case Macy v. Holder. The EEOC ruled that transgender individuals are included under Title VII, which protects employees and applicants from being discriminated against based on sex. The landmark ruling has ensured that under federal law, transgender individuals now have a legal recourse to file formal complaints against employers on the basis of sex discrimination. The magnitude of the EEOC’s decision cannot be overstated – LGBT individuals now have federal support and resources to fight for equality within the workplace. Join us as experts, including Chai Feldblum, commissioner of the EEOC, discuss the major impact this decision will have on the LGBT community. Please use the link below to RSVP to the call:

National Call-in: Recent EEOC Ruling
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
3:00pm-4:00pm ET

Speakers include:

Chai Feldblum – Commissioner, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Laura Maechtlen – Partner, Labor & Employment, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Shannon Minter, Esq. – Legal Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights

Ilona Turner, Esq. – Legal Director, Transgender Law Center

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