CLE: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Discussion on Sexual Orientation

When: Thursday, October 19, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:15pm

Where

William S. Boyd School of Law #102


William S. Boyd School of Law
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
& OUTLaws and American Constitution Society


present

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Discussion on Sexual Orientation

October 19, 2017
12:00-1:15 p.m.
BSL Room 102
1 CLE credit

 

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Given the absence of an explicit, written protection for 'sexual orientation' being a protected class, it leaves employee's who identify as LGBTQ with weak protections against discrimination. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has stated their official interpretation of the statute does include protections for discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. However, without having a congressional act or a Supreme Court decision that explicitly states that sexual orientation is a protected class under Title VII, this interpretation can be challenged. This discussion will focus on the current state of protections afforded to LGBTQ people in the workplace, what measures need to happen so that sexual orientation will be nationally recognized in the law as being a protected class under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the recent 9th circuit decision on the Hively v. Ivy Tech case, decided in April of this year.

Presenters

Kathleen J. England, Senior Counsel with Gilbert Employment Law  
Andre C. Wade, Executive Director of The Center
James Davis, Attorney James M. Davis Law Office
Nechole Garcia, Senior Trial Attorney with the Employment Opportunity Commission

Moderator

Professor Ruben Garcia, William S. Boyd School of Law

AGENDA

12:00-12:05 p.m.      Welcome and Introductions
12:05-1:05 p.m.        Presentation
1:05-1:15 p.m.          Questions and Answers/Closing Remarks

No charge