- Posted by Poston Communications
- On September 10, 2020
- crisis communications, prsa, public relations
In an article published by PRsay, an extension of the Public Relations Society of America’s Strategies & Tactics publication, Vice President Megan Paquin is quoted discussing lessons learned from the road to the Supreme Court.
Along with Gerald Bostock, plaintiff in Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga., and his legal counsel, Tom Mew of law firm Buckley Beal, Paquin served as a panelist in a PRSA webinar titled “LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination: The Road to the Supreme Court,” part of PRSA’s ongoing Diverse Dialogues series. Moderated by Del Galloway, APR, Fellow PRSA, senior vice president of communications for Wells Fargo’s Atlantic Region, the webinar explored the role of communications in the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling for LGBTQ workplace rights.
Helping tell Bostock’s story “was a unique communications challenge because of the patchwork of laws that existed in our country [at the time], where you could be fired in some places simply for being who you are, but not in others,” Paquin said. “It was clear to us that there was an awareness issue at play.”
Paquin further explained how communications professionals can promote a more diverse and inclusive workplace and the importance of taking action toward this end.
“As public relations professionals, we really need to lean into this type of communication and make it a part of our daily conversation,” Paquin said. “Be the person at the table saying, ‘This is wrong, and we need to speak out about it.’”
To read the full article, click here.
Megan Paquin is vice president at Poston Communications, based in Orlando.