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Understanding the New Protections for LGBT Employees in the Workplace

September 20, 2016
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

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Labor & Employment 

Employers should be cognizant of the evolving legal landscape involving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers due to recent court decisions, new government agency rules and guidance, and cultural developments. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently reported a 28 percent increase in claims involving discrimination against LGBT employees, along with a 51 percent increase in overall monetary awards in 2015.

Please join Husch Blackwell attorneys for a discussion on recent developments and best practices involving LGBT individuals in the workplace.


  • Recent federal and state court decisions on sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in the workplace
  • Federal contractor rules on protections for LGBT workers
  • State and local employment protections for LGBT workers
  • Best practices for internal policies, restroom access for transgender workers, appearance standards, health insurance coverage, time off for medical procedures and name changes
  • Guidance from the EEOC and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Implications under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Date and Time
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
7:30 a.m. – Registration
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. – Program

Husch Blackwell
555 E. Wells St., Suite 1900
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Tom Godar, Partner
David Hertel, Partner
Laura Malugade, Attorney

Who Should Attend
Business owners, vice presidents, directors, human resource professionals, general counsel and other in-house counsel

Continuing Education Credit
This program is pending approval for Wisconsin continuing legal education credit.

Contact Ashley Connell at 414.978.5351.


Thomas P. Godar

Of Counsel

David C. Hertel

Senior Counsel