September 5, 2019 MCBA MCLE Luncheon

Attorney David Nahmias from the IMPACT FUND presented on Legal Developments in LGBTQ Employment Discrimination. His presentation provided a brief overview of laws prohibiting sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination have shifted rapidly in recent years. This training described the current state of federal and California law protecting LGBTQ workers and workers with HIV/AIDS, and identify practical considerations for lawyers when advising LGBTQ, especially transgender, clients in these claims.

David is a Law Fellow at the Impact Fund, a non-profit legal organization in Berkeley, California, where he leads Impact LGBTQ, an initiative to expand the community of advocates for LGBTQ workers in California. A 2018 graduate of the U.C. Berkeley School of Law, David served as a Supervising Editor of the California Law Review and the Editor-in-Chief of the Berkeley Journal of International Law. He also worked with the International Human Rights Law Clinic, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc., Legal Aid at Work, the East Bay Community Law Center, and as a judicial extern in the chambers of the Hon. Charles R. Breyer of the Northern District of California. He is the author of The Changemaker Lawyer: Innovating the Legal Profession for Social Change, 106 Calif. L. Rev. 101 (2018). Before law school, David worked for five years at Ashoka, a global non-profit organization supporting social entrepreneurship in Washington D.C. and Mexico City as a Fulbright Scholar. He graduated in 2010 from Claremont McKenna College magna cum laude with a degree in International Relations and Spanish. David is admitted to practice in California.

David Nahmias’ Presentation

Accompanying materials:

Case and Statute Citations

LGBT Employment Notes

Bostock Zarda and Harris Funeral Homes Impact Fund Amicus Brief in US Supreme Court

DFEH Trans Rights Fact Sheet

Tips for Lawyers with Trans Clients

Model Workplace Employment Policy

OSHA Trans Facilities Best Practices