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Let's Talk About "Sex" - And LGBTQIA+ Rights - Under Title VII

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


Does Title VII prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation?  And on the basis of gender identity?  Will the answers to those questions change in the next four years? 

Following recent changes at the White House, in Congress, and at the EEOC, and following recent Circuit Court decisions on the topic, how will the rights of LGBTQIA+ job applicants and employees likely change under federal employment law?  

This panel of experts – a former federal court judge, a former Vice-Chair of the EEOC, and the Director of GLAD’s Transgender Rights Project – will focus on key cases, from the Supreme Court’s 1989 decision in Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins, to the recent 2nd, 7th, and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeal decisions (from earlier in 2017) to discuss and explore whether Title VII’s prohibition against “sex” discrimination protects all LGBTQIA+ individuals. This interactive panel will be debating these issues and taking questions from attendees throughout the program.

Following the program, attendees are invited to join us for the Labor & Employment's Year-End Reception .

This program is eligible for CLE credits.*

Registration Categories:
BBA Member - Free.
Non-Member - Free.

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Materials: The BBA has gone digital! We are reducing our printing of hard copy materials for accredited programs. All of our materials are now offered in electronic format and is sent in advance to registrants via email. Free WiFi is available in all conference rooms so you can easily have your materials on your portable devices and laptops!

*Accreditation: This program is eligible for 3 hours of credit. The BBA is an accredited provider in Rhode Island. Credit is also available in New York, through the NY Approved Jurisdiction Policy; and through reciprocity agreements in Maine, Vermontand California. Please refer to the rules in each jurisdiction for further instructions on submitting programs for CLE credit. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conclusion of the program.

Sponsoring Section/Committee(s):




Julia Carvalho


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