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Webinar - Best Practices and the EEOC Enforcement Protections for LGBT Workers
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Approved for 1.0 hour of non traditional CLE credit in Kansas.

When: Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Noon-1:00 PM
Where: From the comfort of your desk
using your computer and phone
United States
Contact: Dawn Phoenix

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Approved for 1.0 hour of non traditional CLE credit in Kansas.

Best Practices and the EEOC Enforcement Protections for LGBT Workers

Although the Kansas Act against Discrimination has not been amended to prohibit discrimination based in sexual orientation and gender identity, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is actively enforcing protections for LGBT workers.  Hear about best practices and the EEOC's activities.

Learning Objectives:
1.  Understand that the EEOC id accepting complaints of discrimination of sexual orientation and gender identity under the protected basis of "sex".
2.  Hear how the EEOC decided to accept sexual orientation and gender identity complaints. (i.e. not conforming to traditional gender stereotypes.)
3.  Learn about the EEOC's enforcement activities in this area, including lawsuits, amicus briefs and conciliations.
4.  Hear about practice tips, including bathroom usage, locker room usafe, what if another employee objects to working with this individual due to their own religious beliefs, how to address the individual (he or she), what policies or practices might need to be reviewed(internal harassment policy benefits), accommodating a transitioning individual.

Presented by

Andrea G. Baran, Regional Attorney, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, St. Louis

Baran was appointed Regional Attorney of the EEOC’s St. Louis District in July 2014. She returns to the St. Louis District with fifteen years of agency experience, having worked as a Supervisory Trial Attorney in the agency’s Phoenix District Office for four years and as a Trial Attorney in the Kansas City Area Office for eleven years, and she is very happy to be back in the Midwest. Ms. Baran is a frequent trainer for EEOC staff training programs and presenter for external CLE programs. In 2008, she received the EEOC Chair’s Excellence in Leadership Award for her work on EEOC v. Walgreen Co., a systemic race discrimination case, and in 2003 she received the Chair’s CORE award for her work on EEOC v. Rent-a-Center, a systemic sex discrimination case. Ms. Baran received her Juris Doctor from Washington University in St. Louis and her undergraduate degree in government and economics from Smith College. Prior to joining the Commission, Ms. Baran worked in private practice in Kansas City, Missouri.