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An Employer's Guide to Using Pronouns and LGBTQ+ Terminology in the Workplace


Presented by: Fisher Phillips attorney Sheila M. Willis, recognized as Best Lawyers in America 2023

In the last few decades gender expression and sexuality have taken many steps forward, with LGBTQ+ individuals gaining more discrimination protections.

A recent Pew Survey found 1.6 percent of U.S. adults, or 5.2 million people, are openly transgender or nonbinary, and about 5 percent of people younger than 30 are transgender or nonbinary. 

From how bathrooms are labeled to how you introduce a colleague in a meeting, these gender expressions impact our daily lives in countless ways. In this session, we explore reasons employers should care what pronouns are used in the workplace and where they are used, as well as give a high level set of LGBTQ+ terminology you should be familiar with. 

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