Maslon is pleased to continue its sponsorship of the Annual Forum on Workplace Inclusion, presented by the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas from March 17-19, 2015. The Forum on Workplace Inclusion is one of the largest diversity and inclusion conferences in the country. The purpose of The Forum is to provide a compelling learning experience fostering new ideas and change in workplace diversity and inclusion. Maslon Partner Howard Tarkow has been a planner and presenter for The Forum's legal track since 2006.
Howard will present two programs on day 2 of The Forum. During the morning session, "Pregnancy Accommodations: Implications of the New EEOC Guidance and the Minnesota Women's Economic Security Act," Howard will co-present with Commissioner Kevin Lindsey of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights on the historic changes in pregnancy discrimination laws in Minnesota and other states. Participants will also learn the latest on the U.S. Supreme Court's pending decision in Young v. United Parcel Service, Inc., in which the Court is expected to decide whether and under what circumstances an employer that provides work accommodations to non-pregnant employees with work limitations has an obligation under federal law to provide comparable work accommodations to pregnant employees.
During the afternoon session, Howard will present "LGBT-Related Issues Under Title VII." Participants will catch up on the latest legal developments on the application of well-established sex discrimination prohibitions to LGBT issues.
This year's theme, Making Waves, is about exploring what needs to be done for diversity and inclusion work at a time of shifting demographics, continued growth of the global economy, and dramatic changes in the way work is done.
For more information, or to register, go to: The Forum on Workplace Inclusion.