Transgender Issues in the Workplace – Employer and Employee Perspectives

Posted on January 25, 2016 By

Robyn Gigl, a practicing attorney and a transgender woman who transitioned while she was the managing partner of her former law firm, will give an overview and present a practical guide to developing trans friendly workplace policies and practices Thursday, February 11, 2016, from 7:45 to 10:30 a.m. during the monthly meeting of JSAHR (The Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources), open to the public, at Jumping Brook Country Club, 210 Jumping Brook Road, Neptune, N.J.

Attendees will learn the basic cultural competency on what it means to be a transgender person, get an overview of current laws involving gender identity or expression, and receive practical advice about creating and implementing transgender friendly policies in the workplace.

An unrestricted question and answer period will follow, including politically considered incorrect and personal questions.

The registration fee, including a full buffet breakfast, is $30.00 for JSAHR members; $40.00 for nonmembers; $25.00 for guests and those in-transition, and $10.00 for full-time students.

Register online at or email or call Christine Higgins, JSAHR chapter administrator, at 732-701-7155.

JSAHR, a SHRM affiliated chapter, is a Gold Excel award winner of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management.) This program is pending 1.5 SHRM and HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute) credits.

About Robyn B. Gigl, Esq.: Robyn Gigl, who has been practicing law for more than 35 years, handles complex litigation, including employment law and commercial litigation. She routinely advises corporations on all aspects of their employment practices. Robyn Gigl is a transgender woman who transitioned while she was the managing partner of her former law firm.

She is the Immediate past chairwoman of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s LGBT Rights Section and was recently appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to the Court’s Committee on Minority Concerns. She also serves on the board of directors of Garden State Equality and the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Gigl lectures frequently about LGBT issues; and, in particular, on transgender issues in the workplace and schools. Her goal is to assist and educate employers and organizations about the challenges faced by their LGBT employees, staff, and students.