BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court expanded the protections of Title VII, which prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee or applicant “because of … sex,” to include protection from employment discrimination based on an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
Alex Reed, associate professor of legal studies and director of the Legal Studies Certificate Program at the University of Georgia, will discuss the court’s decision in the landmark case, Bostock v. Clayton County, as the next presenter in Equity Now, an online speaker series on race, gender, and how law and policy can facilitate equality, fairness, and inclusion in organizations.
The Indiana University Kelley School of Business is co-sponsoring the series along with the business schools at the University of Connecticut and Virginia Tech University and the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. Registration is free and open to the public.
Reed will be talking about the Bostock case and its implications for business and provide recommendations for business leaders to promote LGBTQ-friendly workplaces in the future. His research focuses primarily on employment discrimination, and his scholarship has appeared in the American Business Law Journal, Harvard Journal on Legislation, Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, and the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, among other places.
Speakers featured in the Equity Now series are esteemed business lawyers focused on legal and policy issues regarding race, identity, sexual orientation, disability and gender equality in modern organizations.