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Posted on February 15, 2021


In the Bostock case, the US Supreme Court affirmed that Title VII’s protection against sex discrimination also includes sexual orientation or gender identity (see this article). The Biden administration has issued an Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation, Executive Order No. 13988, which reaffirms the Bostock Supreme Court decision, and extends its protections to all federal laws that prohibit discrimination based on sex, including laws addressing employment, housing, education, immigration and health care. Employers should review existing policies, protocols and training they provide to be sure they comply with these expanded non-discrimination requirements.

Posted on October 31, 2017

Disability accommodation issues can be challenging in any workplace, including the nonprofit workplace. This article provides general information and guidance for nonprofits on how to identify an accommodation request under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and how to address such a request once it is received.

Because requests for accommodation can raise significant legal issues, Pro Bono Partnership clients should contact us if they have any questions about such a request, or if they are contemplating denying such a request.

Posted on September 1, 2017

Internal investigations of employee complaints and concerns are critical components of legal compliance and effective employee relations.

This presentation will enable participants to:
Determine when an investigation is needed and why
Maximize interviews as a tool to gather information
Analyze information gathered impartially and fairly
Determine credibility
Draw appropriate conclusions and take action

Presenter: Ginger McRae, Employment Practices Solutions

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Posted on September 22, 2015

Nonprofit employers must ensure that they are following the laws that govern the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) employees in the workplace. These laws are in currently in flux, and vary from state to state. During this 30-minute webinar, our speaker will discuss:  Federal, state, and local laws impacting the treatment of LGBT employees;  Recent and upcoming changes to the law;  Regulatory guidance to consider in developing workplace policies; and  Best practices for developing policies and procedures related to the treatment of LGBT employees.

Presenter: Katy Smallwood, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

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Posted on February 24, 2015

The landscape of workplace protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees is continuing to evolve. A 2011 study by the Williams Institute found that LGBT employees make up at least seven million private sector employees, one million state and local government employees, and 200,000 federal employees. This article reviews the current state of federal and Georgia law affecting LGBT workplace rights, and offers practical considerations for the nonprofit employer, including helping employers to identify policies and benefits that should be amended in light of recent legal developments.

Posted on May 16, 2014

One purpose of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is to prohibit employment discrimination against people with disabilities. How does the ADA affect you and your organization? Is your nonprofit covered by the ADA? (The ADA applies to “employer” who are a person engaged in an industry affecting commerce who has 15 or more employees for each working day in each of 20 or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year.”) What if you don’t have disabled employees? With the recent expansion of the ADA’s coverage, disabled individuals now make up one of the largest protected classes of employees in America. In this presentation, we’ll discuss the ADA’s requirements and how they specifically affect nonprofit employers in Georgia. The following are a few topics we’ll cover:

•Interviews & Medical Exams
•”Qualified Individual with a Disability”
•Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation
•Accessibility Requirements
•Reasonable Accommodations

Presenter: Bryan Stillwagon, Sherman Howard

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Posted on November 20, 2013

From the EEOC and DOL to the ADA, ADEA and EPA, labor & employment law is full of acronyms and, more importantly, puddles of mud into which employers can step. It is crucial for any business, whether for profit or not-for-profit, to understand the requirements and obligations that any employer has. During this presentation, Georgia nonprofit organizational leaders will understand relevant federal labor & employment laws (Title VII, ADA, ADEA, etc.) and the agencies that enforce them and will learn how these laws shape human resources policies and procedures.

Amy Burton Loggins, Taylor English Duma LLP

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***Please note that we experienced technical difficulties with this recording.

Posted on December 7, 2011

FMLA, ADA, ADEA, USERRA and more. Learn more about the alphabet soup of employment discrimination laws that may apply to your organization, and how to stay out of trouble.

Posted on December 7, 2011

Laws against sexual harassment apply the same to nonprofits as to any other company. Understanding these laws now could prevent big problems later.

Please note that in addition to the legal disclaimer above, this article contains information that is based, in whole or in part, on the laws of the District of Columbia. As a result, the information may not be appropriate for organizations operating outside the District of Columbia.

Posted on December 7, 2011

A quick and informative reference to tell you which employment related laws apply to you.