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President Releases Executive Order Prohibiting Training for Contractors and Federal Grant Recipients

On September 22, 2020, US President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order, which prohibits federal contractors and recipients of federal grants from conducting certain workplace training on race and sex stereotyping. This Executive Order is likely to be challenged on various grounds, including First Amendment grounds, but all employers may wish to review their workplace training materials in anticipation of future Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) action for reverse discrimination. Access the article.

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Federal Appellate Court Finds That Title VII Bans Gender Identity Discrimination

The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled on March 7, 2018, that workplace discrimination on the basis of gender identity and gender expression violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The language of Title VII does not expressly prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity. However, the US EEOC has taken a broad approach to enforcing Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination, arguing that it includes both gender identity and sexual orientation. Access the full article.

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UK Employment Seminar: Revamping your UK Equal Opportunities Programme

Thursday, June 21, 2012 8:45 am: Registration and breakfast 9:00 – 10:30 am: Employment Seminar McDermott Will & Emery Heron Tower 110 Bishopsgate London EC2N 4AY View map We are pleased to invite you to the London Employment Group’s second breakfast seminar of 2012, at which we will be considering what Harvard Business School and Princeton University can teach you about subconscious discrimination, stereotyping and common tricks every human mind plays on its owner.  The session will include practical tips and analysis on how to use, or foil, the tricks played by the mind in training your employees and the impact these tricks can have on workplace discrimination. McDermott Speakers Alison Wetherfield Katie L. Clark Sharon Tan To register for this event, please e-mail rsvptomcdermottevents@mwe.com.

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