Ventura County - My Employee Just Switched Genders! Now What?
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Ventura County - My Employee Just Switched Genders! Now What?

When: Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: Spanish Hills Country Club
999 Crestview Ave
Camarillo, California  93010
United States
Presenter: James J. McDonald, Jr.
Contact: Mary Valdivieso

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My Employee Just Switched Genders! Now What?


The rights of transgender persons have been in the spotlight of late. This presentation will address what it means to be transgender and how a person may change his or her gender under California law. It will also cover the legal and practical issues involved in managing transgender employees including restroom use and reactions of other employees.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what it means to be transgender and what legally must occur for an employee to switch genders.
  • Learn what is required in dealing with a transgender employee, such as addressing the employee with the correct pronoun and restroom/locker room use.
  • Learn how to deal with reactions of other employees to a transgender colleague.


Program Agenda

7:30am - 8:00am - Registration and Networking
8:00am - 9:30am - Meeting



James J. McDonald, Jr., Fisher & Phillips LLP

Jim McDonald is managing partner of the Irvine office and a partner in the Los Angeles office. He is also the firm's marketing partner and chair of the firm's Development Committee.

Jim tries employment cases before juries, judges and arbitrators. He has defended hundreds of employment lawsuits alleging wrongful termination, employment discrimination, sexual and other forms of harassment, wage and hour violations, retaliation, defamation and related torts. He also has prosecuted and defended cases involving misappropriation of trade secrets and unfair competition. He has
won numerous trials, arbitrations, summary judgments and motions to dismiss and has obtained many favorable settlements in mediation. He also has served as an expert witness in several cases.

Jim also advises employers on how to prevent employment disputes from arising and on various strategic human resource management issues. He drafts employment agreements, nondisclosure and confidentiality agreements, and contractor agreements. He also has advised employers on the labor and employment law aspects of mergers and acquisitions in the hospitality, manufacturing and technology industries.

Jim additionally advises employers on how to manage union strikes and picketing, he has obtained injunctions against unlawful union picketing, and he obtained a six-figure settlement against a union for unlawful secondary boycott activity. He also has counseled numerous employers regarding layoffs and “right-sizing” their workforces, provided advice on the Worker Adjustment Retraining




This program has been approved for 1.25 Professional Development Credits (PDCs), towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).




This program has been approved for 1.25 California-specific recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.



Registration Rates

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $25 $35
Guest/Nonmember $40 $50
PIHRA Member In-Transition $19 $29
PIHRA Student Member $19 $29

Online registration closes on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 12:00pm. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite. You may register now via online and pay with a credit card, or RSVP and pay at the door.


Cancellation Policy

There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellations. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to the event during normal business hours. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events.


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