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LGBTQ+ Employment Discrimination Claims Post-Bostock

  • 27 Jan 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Zoom Virtual CLE Series


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Presented in coordination with Legal Aid at Work, The Impact Fund, and Squire Patton Boggs
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CLE #1: LGBTQ+ Employment Discrimination Claims Post-Bostock
Date: Wednesday January 27, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Laws prohibiting sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in the workplace have shifted rapidly in recent years. This training will describe the current state of federal and California law prohibiting sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination, with a particular focus on protections for transgender people (including facilities access, name and pronoun use),privacy considerations, and accommodations for mental health disability.Participants will learn how to recognize these common legal issues and identify next steps when claims arise. Participants will gain an understanding of the resources and legal strategies available in providing free direct services to low-income LGBTQ workers and the avenues by which workers can assert their rights.

Eligible for 1.5 hours of Elimination of Bias CLE credit. 

David Nahmias (he/him) is a Staff Attorney at the Impact Fund, a non-profit legal foundation that advocates for civil rights and social justice through class and impact litigation, amicus work, technical assistance, and grant-making. He also oversees Impact LGBTQ, an initiative he started as a Justice Catalyst Fellow to expand the community of advocates for low-wage LGBTQ workers in California and nationwide. David graduated in 2018 from U.C. Berkeley School of Law, where he served as a Supervising Editor of the California Law Review and the Editor-in-Chief of the Berkeley Journal of International Law. He previously was a Fulbright Scholar in Mexico and worked at Ashoka, a non-profit that supports social entrepreneurship. 

DeCarol Davis provides free legal services to low-wage workers at Workers’ Rights Clinics throughout California as part of the Community Legal Services program. Prior to joining Legal Aid at Work in 2020, Davis, in addition to bartending and managing house at Shotgun Players, Ashby Stage, conducted international legal research with the University of Sydney, Australia on the exploitation of migrant workers. Prior to her research, Davis litigated as a plaintiff-side employment attorney at Bryan Schwartz Law. 

As a Truman Scholar, Davis received her J.D. from Berkeley Law in 2017, where she served as a student director of the Workers’ Rights Clinic, was a two-time mock trial national champion, including regional and national titles in the ABA Labor and Employment Law Competition, and earned the Francine Marie Diaz Memorial Award for distinguished public service. Before becoming an attorney, Davis was an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.  Davis, who graduated top of her class at the Coast Guard Academy in 2008 with a degree in Electrical Engineering, served as a marine inspector, the author of Coast Guard field regulations, and a law enforcement officer. During her service, she was awarded the Judge Advocate General Field Regulations Award, Meritorious Team Commendation, and the Department of Defense STEM Role Model Award.

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