Coming out at work: the position of gay and lesbian employees around the world
Committee(s)Discrimination and Equality Law (Lead)
Session / Workshop Chair(s)
|Session Co-Chair||Ramyar Moghadassi|
|Law Firm||Moghadassi & Associates|
|Session Co-Chair||Dirk Rutgers|
|Officer Title||Chair Discrimination Law Committee|
|Law Firm||DLA Piper|
DescriptionThis session surveys the position of gay and lesbian employees around the globe. What do authorities and companies do to make sure that this group is treated with respect and dignity? The session will focus on anti-discrimination protection for gay and lesbian employees across multiple jurisdictions. While laws protecting gays and lesbians have become part of the fabric of anti-discrimination law in some countries, they are rejected as against the cultural norm in others. Even when basic protections are enacted, enforcement presents significant challenges. Some of the issues to be discussed in this session include:
- Is discrimination against gays and lesbians rooted in gender discrimination (ie, failure to conform to gender stereotypes)?
- How prevalent is discrimination against gays and lesbians in various jurisdictions?
- How have different jurisdictions approached extending anti-discrimination laws to protect gay and lesbian employees?
- What role do corporate codes of conduct play in protecting gay and lesbian employees from discrimination?
- What challenges are presented in attempting to eliminate discrimination against gays and lesbians in employment benefits (eg, spousal benefits and family leave)?
- Emerging issues in anti-discrimination law regarding transgender employees and same-sex marriage.
|Law Firm||Humans Rights Watch|
|Location||New York, USA|
|Speaker||Anders Etgen Reitz|
|Law Firm||Ramapo College of New Jersey|