Acting U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chair Victoria Lipnic was a featured speaker alongside David W. Garland, Member of the Firm, at Epstein Becker Green’s (EBG) 37th Annual Workforce Management Briefing, an event which brings together government officials, in-house employment counsel, and EBG attorneys to address the latest employment, labor, and workforce management developments.

Ms. Lipnic’s comments from the session “#MeToo Movement: A Year in Review and What’s Next,” were featured in multiple publications.

Following is an excerpt from Law360, “Justices Should Rule on Trans Protections, EEOC Chair Says,” by Braden Campbell (read the full version – subscription required):

Acting U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chair Victoria Lipnic said Thursday that the U.S. Supreme Court should take up a case asking whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act covers transgender workers, a day after the U.S. Department of Justice told the high court it doesn't.

Lipnic, whose agency interprets and enforces Title VII, spoke at law firm Epstein Becker Green’s Workforce Management Briefing, an annual Manhattan event that brings the firm’s attorneys together with dozens of human resources representatives and in-house counsel.

While ostensibly focused on the first year of the #MeToo movement, Lipnic’s conversation with EBG board member David Garland covered several other hot topics, including the DOJ’s response Wednesday to R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc.’s petition asking the high court to reverse a ruling that Title VII covers transgender workers. Afterward, Lipnic told Law360 that she hopes the Supreme Court rules.

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