2015 September Cobb GEM
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Law & Legislation Content Area

When: 09/16/2015
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP
100 Galleria Parkway
Suite 1600 (17th Floor)
Atlanta, Georgia  30339
United States
Contact: SHRM-Atlanta

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Gender Stereotypes and LGBT Employees -- Turning a Powder Keg Into a Respectful Workplace
Law & Legislation Content Area

This speaking topic will include a discussion on employees who fall into one or more of the LGBT categories (lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender). Since the 1989 landmark Supreme Court case of Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins, the law has been on a trajectory of providing more protection for LGBT employees and others who do not fit neatly into common stereotypes of "male" or "female."  Nevertheless, many employers find it difficult to promote the same kind of workplace respect and acceptance for these employees as employees with other protected traits.

Learning Objectives:
1. Attendees will learn the various legal protections afforded to LGBT employees and others who do not "fit" gender norms.
2. Attendees will identify areas and behaviors in the workplace that can lead to claims of harassment and discrimination.
3. Attendees will learn best practices for developing an inclusive workplace that is respectful of LGBT employees and others.

Speaker: David Long-Daniels, Shareholder, Chair - Atlanta Labor & Employment Practice, Co-Chair - Global Labor & Employment Practice, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

David Long-Daniels, Co-Chair of the firm's Global Labor & Employment Practice and Chair of the Atlanta Labor & Employment Practice, known for his creative approaches to difficult, high-stakes cases, represents clients across the country in complex labor and employment matters. David has tried more than 50 jury trials and approximately 20 bench trials and arbitrations.

David's practice includes the representation of clients in corporate espionage cases and in cases asserting claims under the Fair Labor Standard Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, various whistleblower statutes, and other federal and state civil rights and labor and employment matters. A particular focus of David’s practice is representing corporations in class and collective actions. He is also a veteran of the United States Air Force and specializes in litigating USERRA issues. David has defeated class certification in many cases and has tried labor and employment cases in many jurisdictions across the United States.

David has taught labor and employment as an Adjunct Law Professor at both the University of Alabama School of Law and the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. David has also written for the Defense Research Institute, has been quoted in The National Law Journal on current legal matters, and his cross examination has been featured on ABC's "20/20" program. He has served as a moderator on the in-house and outside counsel relationships and other seminars for the National Bar Association.

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Parking: There is a parking lot located directly outside of the building.  There is no charge for parking.

 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Registration, Networking & Dinner
 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  Announcements & Speaker Presentation

Advance Registration Deadline: September 15, 2015
Cancellation Deadline: September 9, 2015

 Registration Rates:
   Advanced  On-Site
 Member  $25  $30
 Non-Member  $35  $40
 Student Member  $15  $20

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Building Five, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30305

Cancellation Policy:  Refunds will not be granted if cancellation is not received by the specified deadline. Send all cancellation notices via e-mail to info@shrmatlanta.org. Substitutions are allowed, however the non-member rate may apply.  If we do not receive a cancellation notice you will be required to pay for this event, even if you are unable to attend.