According to a new study from the Williams Institute at UCLA Law, 37.7% of survey respondents experienced at least some form of workplace harassment or discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. More distressing, an astounding 67.5% of survey participants also experienced derogatory jokes, slurs, or general commentary toward LGBTQ+ people from workplace peers, including nearly 33% reporting such reprehensible behavior within the last five years. Suffice it to say, for as much as Bostock v. Clayton County transformed workplace experience for many LGBTQ+ professionals, more can and should be done. This conversation, featuring Lowenstein Chief Operating Officer Joseph J. Palermo, offers important guidance on reporting and managing anti-LGBTQ+ workplace behavior in the current climate. As multiple generations continue to enter the workforce, and many employers embark upon hybrid or remote working models, how can individual employees and diversity or human resources professionals reinforce inclusive cultures across the enterprise?


  • Zorik Pesochinsky, Global Client Director, Legal Large Law, Thomson Reuters


  • Joseph J. Palermo, Chief Operating Officer, Lowenstein Sandler LLP
  • Michelle E. Phillips, Principal, Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • Jason Rosenbaum, Associate Director, HR Business Partner, Annalect
  • Sergio E. Rodriguez, Senior Manager, Global Employer Services, Deloitte Tax LLP

Time: 4-5 p.m. ET

Location: New York, NY