In this session we will explore and discuss workplace issues and stressors facing the 2SLGBTQIA community and the increased need for employer awareness and sensitivity. In this presentation, our speakers will review key concepts as it relates to pronoun use policies, transitioning at work policies and an employer’s obligation to investigate discrimination and harassment focussing specifically on the nuances faced by the 2SLGBTQIA community. This session will also discuss ways to engage with employees in the 2SLGBTQIA community and areas where employer’s can improve their everyday policies and practices.
We will lead an informative discussion on the following:
- An overview of the key legal decisions regarding pronoun use in the workplace and 2SLGBTQIA discrimination and harassment
- Key concepts to include in Pronoun Use and Transitioning at Work Policies
- Investigating discrimination or harassment involving members of the 2SLGBTQIA community
- The continuing importance of recognizing the lived experience of the 2SLGBTQIA community and the impacts this has in the workplace
- 11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET / 8:00 am - 9:30 am PT Webinar and Q&A
This webinar is complimentary
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This programme contains 1.5 hours of accredited content for the purposes of the Law Society of British Columbia’s annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. The session has been loaded with the LSBC and is titled “Fasken’s It’s okay to “Say Gay” in the Workplace: Examining Workplace Issues for the 2SLGBTQIA Community - May 2022”. It is available for claiming through your LSBC Member Portal.
A confirmation of participation will be sent to you for your continuing education hours with the Barreau du Québec.
For CPD/CLE in other jurisdictions, please contact your local Law Society.