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Best Practices for the Transgender-friendly Workplace


Many employers are aware of the importance of sensitively handling an employee's transition in the workplace but aren't fully aware of or confident about what they should do or when they should do it.  This workshop focuses on the most important issues to consider and plan for, including the legal standards affecting employee rights, policies and training, developing a transition plan, and when, what and with whom to communicate.  We will also discuss how to handle the questions and concerns of other employees and logistical issues such as locker room and rest room access, name and pronoun changes, and making changes in your company records.  Come prepared with your questions!


Registration/Breakfast8:00 a.m.
Program8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

About the Presenters:

Lake Perriguey is an independent lawyer assisting individuals and small businesses in the areas of personal injury, civil rights, legal payment of wages for employees, and arts law. Lake was the lead attorney who filed the case of Geiger v. Kitzhaber, which overturned Oregon's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.Lake has been representing people of transgender experience since 1998.

Andrea Zekis (pronouns: she/her) is policy director for Basic Rights Oregon, where she also leads their trans justice program.  She came to Oregon from Arkansas where she's co-founded the Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition, consulted for the Human Rights Campaign and served as a Victory Empowerment Fellow for the Victory Fund.  Educated in journalism and geographic information systems, Andrea lives in Portland, where she made national news this year for introducing Senator Bernie Sanders, one of the first times a transgender person introduced a major party presidential candidate.  

Location: Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 SW Salmon, Portland, OR
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Time: 8:00am-10:30am PDT
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Created by: jawildey
Updated: Monday, June 6, 2016 3:20pm GMT
NW EEO & PHRMA Member Price: $45
Non-Member Price: $60
RSVP By: Friday, June 17, 2016
CLE Approved: Pending Approval; HRCI: Certificate of Attendance provided
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