Gina, Genetic Information and Hairstyles As A New Protected Class: What You Need to Know About This and Other New Protected Classes

Gina, Genetic Information and Hairstyles As A New Protected Class: What You Need to Know About This and Other New Protected Classes
October 10, 2023
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST
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HR and Managers need to be prepared for the upcoming litigation that will result from the amendment of state and municipal laws that have now added natural hairstyle as a new protected class.  What does this mean for HR and what policies and procedures should you adopt to ensure compliance?  HR needs to be on the lookout for other states and municipalities in addition to California, New York and New York City that may soon be adding natural hairstyles to their list of protected classes.  Other states have added unemployment and prohibited questions about past gaps in employment when hiring applicants.  In addition, the passage of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) that prohibits discrimination based on genetic information as a protected class as have many states and municipalities. The EEOC has recently become quite aggressive enforcing this recent employment discrimination law bringing lawsuits against many organizations. This HR Webinar will provide best practices to avoid violation of these state, municipal and federal laws as well as tips on methods to ensure compliance. In addition, this webinar will also cover the EEOC's focus on Family Responsibilities Discrimination as well as some of the other new protected classes under state and local laws and how these new protected classes affect your policies and practices in the workplace. We will also cover the recent amendments to the FLSA set forth in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that require employers to provide reasonable break time to nursing mothers and its state counterparts that often prohibit discrimination and harassment based upon requesting this reasonable break time to express milk at work.

In this Informative HR Webinar you will learn:

  • New protected classes in California, New York and New York City prohibiting discrimination based on natural hairstyles
  • How to ensure compliance with these new laws prohibiting discrimination based on race and natural hairstyles
  • New protected classes prohibit discrimination based upon credit history and unemployment
  • GINA and most state laws prohibit discrimination based upon genetic information
  • What constitutes genetic information?
  • Avoiding common legal pitfalls with regard to these protected classes and discrimination
  • How to Ensure Compliance with these state and federal laws
  • Recent Cases and Complaints Filed under GINA
  • EEOC's Focus on Family Responsibilities Discrimination
  • Could Caregiver Status be a new protected class?
  • Credit History as a Protected Class
  • Unemployment as a Protected Class
  • Gender Identity as a Protected Class
  • Nursing Moms as a Protected Class

HR Learning Center's 60 minute on-line employment law training HR Webinar includes the following:

  • Live on-line training by an experienced employment attorney
  • Power point presentation on Avoiding Employer Liability
  • Hand Outs
  • Certificate of Attendance Forms
  • Question and Answer Session

This live on-line HR Webinar is a must for all HR Professionals! Sign-up today on-line.