“On the Basis of Sex”: LGBTQ Employment Rights at a Crossroads Seeking International LGBTQ2+ Access to Justice

Event Details

Jun 03, 2020

12:00PM-1:15PM EDT



This June, the Thomson Reuters Institute is proud to announce a series of thought leadership webinars devoted to advancing international LGBTQ2+ access to justice. Our inaugural discussion addresses the precarious state of LGBTQ employment rights in America today.

In an era where job discrimination against LGBTQ employees remains legal across much of the nation, the Supreme Court’s consideration of basic protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or two-spirited employees under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a significant bellwether for what many believe to be a brutal and protracted contest.

Please join our distinguished panel of thought leaders as they examine the immediate and long-term ramifications of current legislative activity within the country.

Register today! Online registration now available.

Why You Should Attend

  • As one of the world’s most ethical companies, Thomson Reuters considers this event an honor and ethical obligation to connect passionate advocates for LGBTQ2+ rights and representation with key power brokers and influencers from across professional services
  • Our program pivots upon actionable opportunities for engaged individuals to help effect meaningful change at a moment of great unrest for the LGBTQ community
  • Attendees will gain critical guidance to help expedite their own career trajectory and expand their professional network

    Who Should Attend

  • LGBTQ professionals, allies, influencers and power brokers from across industries
  • Diversity & Inclusion professionals
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Human Resources Professionals

    Related Webinars

    Interested in attending other LGBTQ-themed-webinars? Register or request on-demand access through the links below:

    A House Divided: Pathways of Remediation for the LGBTQ2+ Community and Law Enforcement – June 4, 2020

    Taken: Exposing Global LGBTQ Human Trafficking – June 9, 2020

    Fellow Travelers: Encouraging LGBTQ Self-Identification in the Workplace – June 10, 2020

    Original Sin: Religiosity, Same-Sex Desire & Institutionalized Homophobia – June 17, 2020

    Spectacular Bodies: Privacy, Public Identity & LGBTQ2+ Personality – June 18, 2020

    Building Bridges: Supporting Transition in the Workplace – June 19, 2020

    Becoming: Supporting the Transgender Journey – June 23, 2020

    We are also actively recruiting LGBTQ+ thought leaders to contribute to our brand new Outspoken LGBTQ2+ leadership blog.

  • Event Co-Chairs

    Kenneth Weissenberg

    Partner, EisnerAmper LLP

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    Wesley Bizzell

    Senior Assistant General Counsel & Managing Director, Altria Client Services

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    Omar Gonzalez-Pagan

    Staff Attorney, Lambda Legal

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    Laura Maechtlen

    Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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    Jillian Weiss

    Attorney, Law Office of Jillian T. Weiss

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    Event Details

    Wednesday, Jun 03

    12:00 PM EDT
    “On the Basis of Sex”: LGBTQ Employment Rights at a Crossroads

    Civil rights for the US LGBTQ community have shifted drastically over the past 60 years. From securing the community’s freedom of expression to validating marriage equality, LGBTQ allies and constituents have witnessed the significant decay of colossal barriers once deemed insurmountable to previous generations. Yet, for all the triumphs afforded the LGBTQ community, concerns over workplace equality remain largely unresolved. Pivoting upon recent legislative activity surrounding Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, our panel explores the broader implications for LGBTQ employees nationwide.

    Kenneth Weissenberg, Partner, EisnerAmper LLP

    Wesley D. Bizzell, Esq.
    , Senior Assistant General Counsel & Managing Director of Political Law & Ethics Programs, Altria Client Services LLC; President, National LGBT Bar Association
    Omar Gonzales-Pagan, Attorney, Lambda Legal
    Laura Maechlten, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
    Jillian Weiss, Attorney, Law Office of Jillian T. Weiss

    1:15 PM EDT


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