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  • October 6
  • 1:00 - 2:05 pm EST

Is Lookism Illegal? Appearance Discrimination at Work

October 6

Understand what an employer may lawfully require regarding employees’ appearance.

More and more frequently, the argument is made that there should be a law against “lookism,” or appearance discrimination, in the workplace. This live webinar will explore whether appearance discrimination is a significant problem, which laws already address it, and how a specific law might be written to outlaw it. This program will assist managers and human resources professionals understand what an employer may lawfully require regarding an employee’s appearance. We will discuss dress codes, grooming requirements, prohibitions against visible piercings and tattoos, the accommodations of beards and religious dress, and how to avoid hiring discrimination claims based on appearance.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to define “lookism”.
  • You will be able to describe how “lookism” can impact the workplace and employment decisions.
  • You will be able to discuss the varying aspects of “lookism” which can lead to discrimination claims.
  • You will be able to explain the difference between hygiene, grooming and other legitimate concerns and “lookism”.

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Agenda

How Much of a Problem Is Appearance Discrimination at Work?
  • Current Specific Laws Addressing Appearance Discrimination
  • Recent Lawsuits and Settlements
Attacking Appearance Discrimination Under the ADA
  • Disfigurement as a Disability
  • Obesity as a Disability
  • Mere Unattractiveness Is Not a Disability
Attacking Appearance Discrimination as Sex Discrimination
  • Weight Restrictions
  • Dress and Grooming Standards
  • Gender Stereotypes
  • Preference for Attractive Employees
Attacking Appearance Discrimination as Religious Discrimination
  • Policies Against Beards
  • Policies Against Tattoos and Piercings
Is There Really a Need for a Law Against Lookism?
  • Is Lookism a Widespread Problem?
  • How Would a Law Against Lookism Be Written – and Enforced?
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  • The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.0 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.0
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.0 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
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  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.0 CLE hours.
     
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  • VA CLE 1.0
     
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  • Lorman Education Services is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.0 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
     
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  • Lorman Education Services is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www.nasbaregistry.org. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at 866-352-9539. CPE Credit: Maximum Credit Hours: 1.2 each session (based on a 50 minute credit hour). You must attend at least 50 minutes to obtain credit. Field of Study: Business Law for 1.2 hours. Prerequisite: . Level of Knowledge: Intermediate. Teaching Method: Seminar/Lecture. Advance Preparation: None. Delivery Method: Group Internet Based. Please refer to the information in this brochure for outline, course content and objectives. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Final approval of a course for CPE credit belongs with each state's regulatory board. Please note: In order to receive CPE credit for this course you MUST use the streaming audio option, as well as enable and complete the required progress checks.
     

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This live webinar is designed for human resource managers, employee relations managers, personnel managers, supervisors, business owners and managers, team leaders, presidents, accountants, vice presidents, and attorneys.

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Faculty

James J. McDonald, Jr.

James J. McDonald, Jr.

Fisher & Phillips LLP

  • Partner in the Irvine, California and Tampa, Florida offices of Fisher & Phillips LLP, a national labor and employment law firm
  • More than 35 years of experience representing employers in labor and employment law matters
  • Has written two series of books and more than 50 published articles on employment law
  • Is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and as SHRM-SCP by the Society for Human Resource Management.
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Georgetown University
  • Can be contacted at 949-851-2424 or at [email protected]
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Product ID: 410103
Published 2022
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