Tuesday, June 2, 2015
New OSHA Restroom Guidelines
Courtesy Transgender Law Center...
Yesterday, the Department of Labor’s Occupational and Health Administration (OSHA) released a best practices guide for employers regarding restroom access for transgender workers. The guide recommends that all employees should be permitted to use facilities that correspond with their gender identity and recommends providing additional options such as all-gender restrooms.
You can read the “Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Employees” here or below. This guide follows a historic decision by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in a case brought by Transgender Law Center, which confirmed that it is unlawful discrimination to deny transgender employees access to the restroom consistent with their gender identity. If you’re experiencing similar discrimination at your job, check out our guide to filing a complaint with the EEOC.
Nice work OSHA!