Webinar LGBTQ Inclusion in the Workplace: Navigating Policies, Procedures, and Practices

12:00 PM EDT | 09:00 AM PDT | 11:00 AM CDT Duration 75 Minute

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LGBT perceptions and stereotypes

Description

Workplaces have made progress towards GLBT equality yet GLBT workers still go to work every day with fear that they might lose their jobs because of who they love and who they are. There is no federal law protecting the GLB community from workplace discrimination and harassment. There is confusion among organizations as to whether the federal civil rights law Title VII protects gay, lesbian, and bisexual (GLB) employees.The EEOC and several courts clearly have stated that GLB employees are protected by Title VII however other courts have disagreed. Recently, the EEOC has filed its first two sexual orientation lawsuits. These two cases demonstrate the EEOC’s commitment to moving forward to protect GLB employees from discrimination under Title VII.

Transgender employees are protected under the Civil Rights Act Title VII because their discrimination is “because of sex” yet discrimination lawsuits continue to arise as to what bathroom and locker room transgender employees can use while at work. Roughly 90% of transgender and 40% of GLB employees experience workplace discrimination according to some surveys. Heterosexism – the cultural expectation that everyone is, should be, or would prefer to be heterosexual - is the established norm of the workplace; a commonplace bias in American institutions. This bias gets played out in both overt and covert behaviors which in turn negatively impact the organizational culture. However, there have been organizational successes in diminishing the biases. There is an opportunity for your organization to create strategies to ensure GLBT inclusion in your workforce.

Why Should You Attend:

•     How does your business go about recruiting the LGBT community?
•     Do any of your advertising and marketing practices target LGBT consumers?
•     Do you know how to assist a transgendered employee in their gender transition process at work?
•     And what about those bathrooms—how are you addressing this issue?

Heterosexism – the cultural expectation that everyone is, should be, or would prefer to be heterosexual - is the established norm of the workplace; a commonplace bias in American institutions. This bias gets played out in both overt and covert behaviors which in turn negatively impact the organizational culture. However, there have been organizational successes in diminishing the biases. There is an opportunity for your organization to create strategies to ensure LGBT inclusion in your workforce.

This webinar will address these questions and discuss workplace norms that can help your organization develop LGBT supportive policies and practices. It will also discuss international LGBT considerations and offer guidelines for transitioning of a transgender employee

Areas Covered

•     The Implicit Association Test (online)
•     Recruitment and retention
•     Heterosexism assumptions
•     International LGBT considerations
•     Marketing and advertising
•     Restroom access for transgender employees
•     Responding to negative reactions to LGBT inclusion
•     Workplace dress codes, transgender employees, and gender non-conforming employees

Who will Benefit

•     CEO
•     COO
•     CFO
•     VP of HR
•     All HR directors, managers, and generalists
•     Supervisors
•     Managers
•     Director of risk management

Industries who can attend

This 60-minute online course is intended for professionals in the All industries and companies.

The webinar will specifically address: 

•     The Implicit Association Test (online)
•     Recruitment and Retention
•     Heterosexism assumptions
•     International LGBT considerations
•     Marketing and Advertising
•     Restroom access for transgender employees
•     Guidelines for the transitioning of a transgender employee
•     Responding to negative reactions to LGBT inclusion
•     Workplace dress codes, transgender employees, and gender non-conforming employee


Speaker Profile

Dr. Susan Strauss RN Ed.D.

Dr. Susan Strauss is a national and international speaker, trainer and consultant. Her specialty areas include education and workplace harassment, discrimination and bullying; organizational development, and management/leadership development. Her clients are from healthcare, education, business, law, and government organizations in both the public and private sectors. Susan conducts discrimination and bullying investigations, works as an expert witness for education and workplace harassment and bullying lawsuits, and coaches managers and employees that need assistance in identifying and remedying misconduct.

Susan has authored over 30 books, book chapters and articles, and she has been featured on 20/20CBS Evening News, and other television and radio programs, as well as interviewed for newspaper and journal articles. She holds a doctorate in organizational leadership.

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