The Stonewall Law Association of Greater Houston is holding a public legal education event on Monday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Black Labrador Pub’s Churchill Room, 4100 Montrose Blvd. The presentations will cover the current legal issues in employment law affecting GLBT persons and individuals with HIV and AIDS.
Martin Ebel, the deputy director of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Houston office, will talk with attendees about the way that current laws can provide protections to GLBT employees. Although the Employment Non Discrimination Act hasn’t been passed, GLBT people have protection when it comes to gender stereotyping or similar situations. Ebel will also provide ways that people can contact the EEOC for claims and information.
“While we are trying to pass ENDA, there may be protections for people that already exist, and before we even get to that point (of having the law in place),” said Dustin Rynders, vice president and continuing education chair for SLAGH.
The event will also provide an opportunity for legal professionals who are SLAGH members to gain continuing education credit.