Elimination of Bias

Employment & Public Accommodation Issues for LGBTQI Individuals

Come hear from a panel of seasoned experts on recent developments in LGBT Employment & Public Accommodations Law. This presentation will include a discussion of the EEOC’s recent enforcement efforts under Title VII for LGBT workers, an overview of recently-adopted regulatory amendments to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, and an update on public accommodation issues faced by transgender and gender non-conforming individuals.

Sasha Buchert, Staff Attorney, Transgender Law Center
Oakland, California; Alameda County

Ms. Buchert joined Transgender Law Center from Basic Rights Oregon, the state’s chief LGBT advocacy organization, where she was the Communications Manager, and most recently the Transgender Policy Organizer. She is a member of Basic Rights Oregon’s legal advisory group, where she has worked on a wide range of transgender policy issues, and is a member of the Transgender Justice Working Group, a group of community members driving transgender justice forward in the state. She is a board member of the LGBT Bar Association of Oregon, and is the current chair of the Oregon State Hospital Advisory Board, and is the first openly transgender person to be appointed to an Oregon state board. Ms. Buchert often presents “Know Your Rights” talks addressing LGBT legal rights and has hosted a community radio program focused on queer culture. She received her J.D. from Willamette University.

Peter F. Laura, Senior Trial Attorney, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
San Francisco District Office

Peter F. Laura is a Senior Trial Attorney in the San Francisco District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He attended college at the University of California at San Diego graduating in 1981 and law school at the University of California at Davis graduating in 1984. Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Laura was in private practice in Los Angeles for seven years in the field of employment law. During that time, he tried the case of DFEH (Chadbourne) v. Raytheon, which established HIV as a disability under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. He started with the Commission in 1991. He has tried a number of cases, including the cases of EEOC v. JBS, Inc. in Omaha, Nebraska, and EEOC v. Imperial Palace in Las Vegas. He also obtained summary judgment in the case of EEOC v. Luce Forward, Hamilton & Scripps.

Program Moderated By:
Angela M. Clements, Attorney, Hanson Bridgett, San Francisco, California

Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Time: Check-In: 3:15 pm; Presentation: 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Presenter(s):
Sasha Buchert, Staff Attorney, Transgender Law Center, Oakland, California; Alameda County
Peter F. Laura, Senior Trial Attorney, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, San Francisco District Office
Program Moderated By:
Angela M. Clements, Attorney, Hanson Bridgett, San Francisco, California

Place: SCBA, 37 Old Courthouse Sq., Ste. 100, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Cost: $55–SCBA Members; $65–Public

MCLE: 1.0 Unit Participatory Credit in Elimination of Bias

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