In this one-hour, September 25, 2020 program, A. Melissa Johnson, Esquire provides a practical explanation of the law relating to bias toward sexual orientation and gender identity in the legal profession.
Ms. Johnson, who is a partner in the San Diego, CA law firm of Spencer Johnson McCammon LLP, covers important legislation, key cases, and more. She is a member of the San Diego Lawyer's Club, co-chaired its Mentor Committee (2019), and serves on its Bench/Bar and LGBTQ committees.
Major topics include:
State relevant laws
Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
- Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins
- EECO and U.S. Justice Department positions
U.S. Circuit Court decisions
Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia: important U.S. Supreme Court decision
A.B.A. Model Rule 8.4
Useful suggestions for lawyers/law firms to take to eliminate these types of biases
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