10655 | Webcasts & Webinars | Basic | Scheduled
LGBT Employees & Their Families: What Managers Should Know
Friday, December 14, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am
People with differing sexual orientations and gender identities have always worked among us. Until relatively recently, our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered colleagues may have hidden their private lives from management and co-workers fearing possible repercussions. With increasing social acceptance and legal protections, many of our LBGT colleagues are no longer hiding their true selves in the workplace. Changes in the law now allow gay and lesbian couples to form families, creating new issues that employers and supervisors must understand. This session will help you become aware of the terminology and issues of managing in a diverse workplace that includes members of the LGBT community.
This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions either during or after the event.
Participants will gain a better awareness of the changing environment for LGBT families and the implications for employers.
- Tim Cordes (view bio)
Executives, Managers, Supervisors and Human Resources Professionals
- The rise of non-traditional families
- Issues regarding a colleague undergoing a gender transition
Tim Cordes is an attorney who focuses on family law and probate administration. He is the current secretary/treasurer and a founding member of the LGBTQA Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. Tim has been a member of the Stonewall Bar Association of Michigan since 2008, and served as president of the group from 2011 through 2014. As a straight ally, he seeks to be an advocate for the LGBT community on issues of marriage equality and the discrimination. He lives with his wife Dana in Bloomfield Township, Michigan.