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With the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions on same-sex marriage in United States v. Windsor and Obergefell v. Hodges, it is easy to overlook the existence of widespread and continuing discrimination against LGBT workers. Recent developments in the EEOC, and some federal court decisions, have recognized that gay and transgender workers are protected under Title VII. Yet EEOC rulings are not binding on many private employers, and not all courts agree. Join our panel of experienced practitioners to discuss the current state of LGBT rights in the workplace, including recent developments in Title VII law and practice tips, pension and health benefits issues affecting employees with same-sex spouses, and issues relating to transgender health care exclusions.
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Ria Tabacco Mar Ria Tabacco Mar is a staff attorney with the national ACLU's Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & HIV Project. Her litigation docket covers a wide range of issues affecting the equal rights of LGBT people, including employment discrimination and the...MoreRia Tabacco Mar is a staff attorney with the national ACLU's Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender & HIV Project. Her litigation docket covers a wide range of issues affecting the equal rights of LGBT people, including employment discrimination and the use of religion to discriminate. Prior to joining the ACLU, Ria served as Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund (LDF), where she participated regularly as amicus curiae on cases involving marriage equality and was a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Civil Liberties Union. Ria served as a law clerk to Judge Victor Marrero of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and to Judge Julia Smith Gibbons of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She also worked as a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Ria graduated from New York University School of Law and Harvard College. Collapse
Teresa S. Renaker Teresa Renaker is a founding partner of Renaker Hasselman LLP. She has focused on representing plaintiffs in employee benefits matters for over 17 years and litigates cases nationwide. Under ERISA, which governs employee benefits for employees of...MoreTeresa Renaker is a founding partner of Renaker Hasselman LLP. She has focused on representing plaintiffs in employee benefits matters for over 17 years and litigates cases nationwide. Under ERISA, which governs employee benefits for employees of private companies, Teresa handles individual, multi-plaintiff, and class actions, including claims for benefits and breach of fiduciary duty. Teresa is the author of the Employee Benefits chapter of California Domestic Partnerships and Same-Sex Marriage (CEB); Ch. 9, “Employee Welfare and Other Nonpension Benefits” in Dividing Pensions and Other Employee Benefits in California Divorces (CEB); and numerous articles and conference papers. Collapse
Julie Wilensky Julie Wilensky is the Director of the California office of the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center. She litigates disability access and other civil rights class actions, as well as employment and employee benefits cases on behalf of LGBT...MoreJulie Wilensky is the Director of the California office of the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center. She litigates disability access and other civil rights class actions, as well as employment and employee benefits cases on behalf of LGBT individuals. Previously, she was a shareholder at Lewis, Feinberg, Lee & Jackson, PC, in Oakland. Julie also clerked for Judge John T. Noonan, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of the Eastern District of New York. She graduated from Yale Law School, where she was an Articles & Essays Editor of the Yale Law Journal, and from Yale College, summa cum laude. In 2015, Julie was named one of the Best LGBT Lawyers under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association, and she was selected to the Superlawyers Northern California Rising Stars list in 2014 and 2015. She was also listed in San Francisco magazine’s Top Women Attorneys in Northern California. Julie is a member of the Board of Directors and the Amicus Committee chair of BALIF, the Bay Area’s LGBT Bar Association, and an active volunteer at the Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center Workers’ Rights Clinic. Collapse
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