LGBT and transgender employee issues in the workplace; second Fort Hood shooting – May 2, 2014 and May 16, 2014

Special Rebroadcast

On this week’s show:

This week AFGE’s “Inside Government” explores LGBT employee issues in the federal workplace with Frank Fragomene, an EEO specialist and attorney from the AFGE Women’s and Fair Practices Department; Sasha Buchert, a staff attorney at the Transgender Law Center; and, Darren Phelps, the AFL-CIO executive director of Pride at Work. Cheryl Eliano, the AFGE local 1920 president, also joins the program and discusses her experience during both of the shootings at Fort Hood.

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Franklyn Fragomene

EEO Specialist and AFGE Women’s and Fair Practices Dept. Attorney

Fragomene discusses AFGE’s new guidance on creating an inclusive workplace for transgender employees.

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Sasha Buchert

Staff Attorney at the Transgender Law Center

Buchert discusses the rights of transgender employees and how policies, laws and workplaces are evolving.

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Darren Phelps

AFL-CIO Executive Director of Pride at Work

Phelps explains how Pride at Work advocates for LGBTQ workers and to make sure there are anti-discrimination policies in place to ensure employee safety and equal opportunity.

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Cheryl Eliano

AFGE Fort Hood Local 1920 President

Eliano discusses the two shootings at Fort Hood and what the Local has done to help employees on the installation.