Celesq® Attorneys Ed Center

Making History & Moving Forward: What Bostock Means for You, Your Company, and Inclusiveness in the Workplace

Program Number: 30188

Program Date: 07/13/2020


Ashley R. Lynam, Esq. will present on the monumental and historic decision of Bostock v. Clayton County in which the Supreme Court held that an employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender violates Title VII. The presentation will explore the significance of the decision itself, explain its ruling and application to businesses nationwide, and explore best practices to prepare for necessary policy, practice and training changes required to create a safe, inclusive and compliant workplace. The presentation will explore the problem of pre-textual firings and prepare counsel, company and carriers for how best to protect both their businesses and workforces.

Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 50-minute credit hour, including 1.0 credit Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias
60 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 60-minute credit hour, including 1.0 credit Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias

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Ashley R. Lynam, Esq.

Fowler Hirtzel McNulty & Spaulding, LLP

Ashley R. Lynam is a Partner and the Chair of the firm’s Sexual Misconduct Liability (SML) Group in the Philadelphia office of Fowler Hirtzel McNulty and Spaulding. Ms. Lynam and her team of experienced trial attorneys handle the investigation and defense of claims for clients including high profile commercial organizations, sports teams, homeowners, hotels, educational institutions, charitable and social services organizations and more. These claims often involve third party criminal acts, children and the elderly and other complicated areas that require precision and skill to successfully navigate, advise upon and defend. Ms. Lynam, in particular, has considerable experience in the analysis, implementation and evaluation of written sexual assault and molestation policies and procedures, as well as the proactive investigation of alleged sexual assault and representation of corporate representatives, current and former employees and independent contractors, and other witnesses for deposition and trial. Our firm’s emphasis on rapid response for catastrophic and high-exposure losses pairs perfectly with Ms. Lynam’s practice group, which provides laser-focused and exclusive attention to our client’s needs following notice of or suit related to sexual misconduct.

As a former senior rape prosecutor with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and head of that office’s Human Trafficking Division, Ms. Lynam approaches each SML matter with sensitivity to the nuanced and correlated legal issues that arise in ever-changing employment environments. Ms. Lynam is well-known for vigorously protecting her client’s confidentiality while nevertheless providing an aggressive defense, given the sensitive nature of SML claims. Ms. Lynam and her practice have tried several suits to jury and have also obtained successful resolutions via summary judgment and other motions, all while managing her client’s important privacy, public interest and policy concerns throughout litigation and resolution.

Ms. Lynam also practices in the firm’s Special Investigations Unit where she investigates fraud and defends clients in array of suspicious claims, including personal injury, premises liability, and property damage matters. Ms. Lynam draws on her prosecutorial experience to root out fraud and defend where indicators of fraud or misrepresentation are present.