On November 10th, Megann McManus will be on panel at the 11th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference. Ms. McManus will be speaking on, “Sexual Orientation Workplace Protections at the Crossroads.” Historically, federal courts have been reluctant to interpret Title VII as protecting claims based on sexual orientation discrimination. Relying on longstanding Supreme Court precedent, however, the EEOC recently has argued for robust safeguards for workers of all sexual orientations under the sex discrimination prohibitions in Title VII. And the Seventh Circuit en banc has ruled that Title VII prohibits sexual orientation discrimination. What does the future hold for sexual orientation discrimination claims in the workplace? What effect, if any, will the legal developments for transgender workers have on this issue? This panel will focus on the dynamic legal landscape relating to sexual orientation discrimination, with special attention to recent court rulings, updates to EEOC guidance, and trends with in-house counsel.
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