In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court of the United States recognized LGBTQ protections under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the full participation of the LGBTQ community in the American workplace. In light of this historical legal development and dynamic employment policies, understanding these protections is essential to guiding business and representing individuals.
Who Should Attend
This program is broadly based for practicing lawyers, whether representing corporations or individuals, and for those who have operations in which they manage a number of people. The insights will provide practical guidance for making the workplace ever more inclusive, as well as understanding the legal and societal developments that have led to more recent developments in this field.
Speakers: William C. Martucci, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP, Kansas City and Emily Pedersen, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP, Kansas City
Bill Martucci, who holds an LL.M. in employment law from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., practices globally in complex class action (employment discrimination and wage & hour) and EEOC litigation. Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers For Business Notes “Bill Martucci is worth having on any dream team for employment litigation and policy issues.” His jury work has been featured in The National Law Journal. He is listed in the Euromoney Guide to the World’s Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers and the Best Lawyers in America for Business and Employment Litigation. He teaches Multinational Business Policy and the Global Workplace at Georgetown. Bill offices in Washington, D.C.
Emily focuses her practice on business litigation, where she handles matters at all stages from initial client counseling to preparation for appeal. Her work includes defending companies in litigation involving business contracts, consumer credits disputes and employment-related issues, including harassment/discrimination claims and class action wage-and-hour matters. Emily’s practice also includes client counseling in electronic contracting. Emily represents clients nationally, including in California and New York.
Before joining Shook, Emily was a law clerk for the Hon. Gary D. Witt, Judge for the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District.
Emily was a member of the UMKC Law Review and an articles editor for The Urban Lawyer. During law school, she was a judicial intern for both Judge Witt and for the Hon. Cynthia L. Martin of the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District. She also interned for the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, and was a law clerk in private practice.
Wed, May 18, 2022 - 12:00pm to 12:50pm CDT
Thu, Aug 11, 2022 - 12:00pm to 12:50pm CDT
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