HR Manager Web Series Part II: The Emerging Law of LGBT Rights in the Workplace

HR Manager Web Series Part II: The Emerging Law of LGBT Rights in the Workplace

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 11 am to Noon

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Event Description

HR Manager Web Series Part II: Neither Title VII nor the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act specifically list “sexual orientation” or “gender identity” as a protected class.  However, a steady stream of court decisions and regulatory developments over the past few years have extended significant employment protections to members of the LGBT community.  Employers that fail to understand LGBT rights in the workplace are at risk for substantial liability under a number of laws.  This fast-moving one-hour webinar highlights recent changes in the law and practical pointers for how human resources can effectively respond.

Webinar highlights

Top employment law attorney Eric Athey, Member of McNees Wallace & Nurick will discuss:

  • LGBT rights under the federal, state and local EEO laws
  • FMLA and ADA implications
  • Coverage issues under employee benefit plans
  • Access to bathrooms, locker rooms, more
  • Executive Orders under different administrations
  • How these issues impact employment policies and supervisory training
  • The challenges for human resource professionals and managers

If time permits, the speaker will open up the last few minutes of the webinar to answer questions from participants.

Continuing Education Credits

Certification group type of credits No. of credits
Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy CPEs(PX177225) - Group Study 1
Continuing Legal Education Board CLEs 1
Human Resource Certification Institute SPHR/PHR/GPHR Recertification Hours 1
SHRM Preferred Provider SHRM-CP TM / SHRM-SCP TM PDC's 1

Note: To receive continuing education credits, each individual is required by the crediting organizations to log on and log off as proof of attendance.

About The Speaker

Eric Athey

Eric Athey is a Member of the McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC law firm, where he co-chairs the Labor and Employment Group.  He provides counseling and representation to employers on a wide range of labor and employment matters, including compliance assistance with laws such as the Affordable Care Act, FMLA, ADA, OSHA and wage and hour laws.  Eric routinely helps unionized and non-union clients navigate difficult situations involving allegations of discrimination and harassment, as well as labor negotiations and arbitrations, employment contracts, and employment policy development.  Eric also represents private and public sector employers before state and federal courts, arbitrators and administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, National Labor Relations Board, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Wage and Hour Division.   He holds his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.