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Webinar: Piercing Through the Weighty Issues in Appearance Discrimination
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Webinar: Piercing Through the Weighty Issues in Appearance Discrimination

When: June 12, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Sandra Wulf

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Body piercings and tattoos. Clothing and hairstyle trends. Culturally sensitive issues such as hair texture, skin conditions, and religious attire. Can employers prohibit some, all or none of these? Can employers make employment decisions based on size, weight or even subjective attractiveness of employees or prospective employees? This session will explore a variety of appearance-based issues that employers face every day, and then discuss situations in which business culture and necessity clash with discrimination laws based on race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and more.

This course has been approved for 1.0 hours of Illinois General CLE Credit.


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Featured Speaker

Kimberly Ross is a partner in the Chicago office of Ford & Harrison LLP. She concentrates her legal practice on defending and counseling management in employment law matters. Kimberly's experience includes harassment and discrimination claims under Title VII and the Illinois Human Rights Act, the ADEA, ADA, FMLA, and FLSA, as well as non-compete agreements, whistleblower claims, negligent hiring, supervision and retention, and retaliatory discharge. Ms. Ross conducts seminars, provides training and on proper employment practices including hiring, effective discipline and discharge, performing investigations, maintaining personnel files and properly classifying employees under the FLSA, reviews and drafts employee handbooks, employment policies, employment contracts, and severance agreements. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1992 and her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 1996. She is a member of the IDC Board of Directors and past Editor of the IDC Quarterly.