There is confusion among organizations as to whether the federal civil rights law Title VII protects gay, lesbian, and bisexual (GLB) employees. The EEOC and several courts have clearly stated that GLB employees are protected by Title VII, however other courts have disagreed. Recently, the EEOC has filed its first two sexual orientation lawsuits. These two cases demonstrate the EEOC’s commitment to moving forward to protect GLB employees from discrimination under Title VII.
Over the years, workplaces have made steady progress towards GLBT/LGBT equality, yet GLBT workers still go to work every day with fear that they might lose their jobs because of who they love and who they are. There is no federal law protecting the GLB community from workplace discrimination and harassment.
With roughly 90% of transgender and 40% of GLB employees experiencing workplace discrimination according to some surveys. Heterosexism – the cultural expectation that everyone is, should be, or would prefer to be heterosexual - is the established norm of the workplace; a commonplace bias against transgenders in American institutions. This bias gets played out in both overt and covert behaviors which in turn negatively impact the organizational culture. However, there have been organizational successes in diminishing the biases. Transgender employees are protected under the Civil Rights Act Title VII because their discrimination is “because of sex” yet discrimination lawsuits continue to arise.
Join expert speaker Susan Strauss, Ed.D., in this Live Webinar that aims at helping organizations understand GLBT/LGBT inclusions by providing clear, easy to understand instructions for navigating policies, procedures, and practices. This session will also examine perceptions and stereotypes which will break several heterosexist assumptions and help you create an unbiased workplace for transgender employees. This is an opportunity for your organization to create strategies to ensure GLBT inclusion in your workforce.
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Dr. Susan Strauss Ed.D.
Susan Strauss Ed.D. is an international speaker, trainer, consultant and recognized expert on harassment. She also conducts harassment and workplace bullying investigations and functions as a consultant to attorneys as well as an expert witness in harassment lawsuits. Her clients are from education, business, healthcar... More info