8:55 Welcome and Introductions
9:00 History of LGBTQ+ Law and Current Legislative Developments
Irena Como, ACLU of North Carolina, Raleigh
Ann Webb, ACLU of North Carolina, Raleigh
This session provides an overview of the evolution of LGBTQ+ law and an update on state, federal, and local legislative and policy activity that impacts the LGBTQ+ community and helps attendees understand where these efforts are in the legislative process.
9:40 Allyship Within Your Practice*
Okeatta Brown, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Charlotte
Karen Graci, PFLAG Charlotte, Charlotte
Devin Green, PFLAG Charlotte, Charlotte
Jonathan Murray, Moore & Van Allen, Charlotte
Nicole Ramsdell, Belk Inc, Charlotte
Candelario Saldana, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP, Charlotte
Let's start with a review of LGBTQ+ nomenclature and relevant data related to LGBTQ+ individuals in the workplace. Then we discuss strategies to foster LGBTQ+ allyship in the workplace and hear from a panel of LGBTQ+ individuals and allies who share their experiences along with key resources their organizations have used to support diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
11:20 Practical Employment Guidance for LGBTQ+ Workplace Issues
Taylor Dewberry, Smith Anderson Blount Dorsett Mitchell & Jernigan LLP
Noël Harlow, Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, Durham
Cristal Robinson, Cristal Robinson Law, Matthews
S. Collins Saint, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Greensboro (Moderator)
From updating dress code policies and crafting gender identity and transition guidelines to the impacts of Bostock v. Clayton County's Title VII protections and harassment claims and litigation, this session provides practical guidance needed for you, your firm and your clients related to LGBTQ+ workplace issues.
* Indicates portion providing Ethics/Professional Responsibility credit
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