Morgan Lewis partner Michelle Seldin Silverman and associate Kimberley Lunetta will present "Global Legal Challenges to Achieving LGBT Equality in the Workplace" at the Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair.
This workshop will address and consider the myriad legal challenges to achieving LGBT equality in the workplace today. A variety of issues impacting LGBT diversity and inclusion will be considered, including their associated legal risks and benefits. Special attention will be paid to internal-workplace diversity and inclusion practices that contribute to LGBT equality, including LGBT Self-ID programs, transgender inclusiveness policies, affinity groups/mentoring programs (along with their NLRA and FLSA implications), and so-called “diversity audits.” Workshop presenters will discuss best practices for addressing complaints from non-LGBT employees about policies and practices that protect LGBT employees. This workshop will also examine the legal risks associated with compensation audits and information regarding diversity-related workplace data, including its potential misuse and its proper collection and storage in an international context. Finally, this session will highlight the business implications of domestic and international law regarding LGBT equality, including the US’s state-by-state approach to LGBT issues in the post-Windsor legal environment and international law impacting LGBT individuals, including Uganda’s “Anti-Homosexuality” legislation.