“Legal Transformations of Gender Discrimination,” Speakers Shannon B. Schmoyer and Justin Barbour – Schmoyer Reinhard Breakfast Briefing

March 26, 2009

Shannon B. Schmoyer and Justin Barbour presented on the topic, “Legal Transformations of Gender Discrimination,” at the Schmoyer Reinhard Breakfast Briefing.  The presentation focused on  how gender discrimination claims have been reshaped by recent federal legislation including the The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 which significantly increases employers’ exposure to liability in discriminatory pay cases. In addition, the proposed Paycheck Fairness Act modifies the Equal Pay Act, giving employees expanded remedies, while simultaneously imposing heightened burdens on employers.  In addition, they addressed how in Texas recent decisions have extended Title VII to potentially include claims for transgender discrimination.