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    New Wave of Gender Discrimination

    Date: October 9, 2018, 7:30am – 9:00am
    Cheryl Knight
    Lacey Community Center
    6729 Pacific Ave SE
    Olympia, WA 98503
    $10 SHRM Members or students; $15 Non-SHRM Members
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      Kate Tylee Herz, is an employment attorney with Davis Wright
      Tremaine LLP. She focuses her practice on employment  
    counseling, litigation, and defending employers in connection with
      charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
      (EEOC), the Washington State Human Rights Commission  
    (WHRC), and the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR).  Kate has  
    significant experience representing clients in federal and state  
    courts against allegations of discrimination, hostile work  
    environment, sexual harassment, wage and commission disputes,
      wrongful termination, retaliation, and claims under the Family  
    Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act  
    (ADA), Title VII, and Washington Law Against Discrimination  
    (WLAD). Kate also has extensive experience conducting workplace
    investigations. Kate’s clients include large hospital systems, national corporations, nonprofits, and businesses in the technology, retail, and food services industries.

    In the New Wave of Gender Discrimination, Kate will walk you through the current legal landscape of gender discrimination, with an emphasis on transgender and sexual orientation issues.  The presentation will include: an overview of important terminology; examining how the courts have been handling these issues; and interactive hypotheticals to work through as a group.  The presentation is designed to offer a safe place to ask all  of your questions, learn from each other, and have fun. 

    • Am I saying the right thing?  This presentation will walk you through the correct terminology to use with transgender employees. 
    • What do you do if you have an employee come to you and say that he/she is planning to transition to a different gender? 
    • A refresher on the current legal landscape: what are the courts and the EEOC telling us about gender discrimination today?


    To register online, click HERE.