South Orange Co - My Employee Just Switched Genders! Now What?
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South Orange Co - My Employee Just Switched Genders! Now What?

When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: The Radisson Newport Beach
4545 MacArthur Blvd
Newport Beach, California  92660
United States
Presenter: James J. McDonald, Jr., Fisher & Phillips
Contact: Sherrie Paull, SPHR-CA
310-416-1210 x714

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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 begin with a discussion of what it means to be transgender and how a person may change his or her gender under California law. Next the presentation will address state and federal laws that protect the rights of transgender employees. Finally, the presentation will address management of transgender employees, including issues such as name and pronoun use, dress codes, which restroom transgender employees should use, and how to deal with privacy and safety concerns of other employees.



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


James McDonald Is managing partner of the Irvine office of the national labor and employment law firm of Fisher & Phillips LLP. Jim has practiced labor and employment law representing management for more than 30 years. He is author of California Employment Law: An Employer’s Guide, published by the Society for Human Resource Management in 2016, and he teaches labor and employment law in the Human Resources Management Program at the University of California, Irvine. He received his law degree cum laude from Georgetown University and he is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute and he holds the SHRM-SCP certification from the Society of Human Resource Management.    



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The Radisson Newport Beach
4545 MacArthur Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92660 


Registration Rates 

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $30 $40
Guest/Nonmember $45 $55
PIHRA Member In-Transition $25 $35
PIHRA Student Member $25 $35

Online registration closes on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 5:00pm. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite.


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. Cancellation requests can be sent via email to or fax to 310-416-9055. 


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Gardena, CA 90248
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