October 12, 2016

This webinar was previously recorded on October 12, 2016. To listen to the recorded presentation, please click here.

In our final webinar on The Ruby Files: Managing the Challenging Employee, we continue to follow Ruby as her changing circumstances present her employers with a variety of legal complications.

Ruby decides to try her hand at a company charged with customer support of a nationwide franchisee network. The parent company has a union, and Ruby organizes her fellow co-workers to form a local branch.  In course of negotiations, Ruby announces she now identifies as a man – goodbye Ruby, hello Rudy. The employee bathroom becomes a source of tension in the office, with neither Rudy nor his fellow coworkers happy about the impact of Rudy’s transition on the facilities and their assigned use. How can the company stay legally compliant and sensitive to Rudy’s legitimate needs, while still addressing concerns of all involved? 

Polsinelli’s Labor and Employment attorneys, as well as Dov Scherzer, a shareholder in the Intellectual Property practice, will cover the legal hot buttons covered in this webinar, specifically:

  • Union organizing campaigns and impact upon workplace
  • Franchisor/franchisee conflict
  • Transition of transgender employees and practical application in everyday workplace