The Department of Justice reverses the Obama administration on transgender protections… but not so fast….

You may have read that the current Department of Justice has reversed the government’s standing on protection against discrimination for transgender employees. Well, they did and they didn’t.  Let’s take a look at what happened. Reversal Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote a memo, on October 4, 2017, to all U.S. Attorneys and the heads of …

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The EEOC issues a fact sheet on bathroom access

At a client’s the other day we had a discussion about the use of bathrooms by people not the sex listed on the door. In this particular case it was a situation of mistaken identity of a woman in men’s clothing. They were wondering what to do. EEOC issues guidance On May 2, 2016 the …

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If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck, but is not a duck where can it go to the bathroom?

Transgenderism and gender identity have been in the news a great deal lately. The EEOC’s position is that an individual is whatever they identify as being when it comes to gender. For most people that works when it comes to hair and clothing but what about going to the bathroom? Some people get very uncomfortable …

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What restroom must I let them use?

Bruce Jenner’s transformation from male to female has certainly made everyone aware of the issues surrounding transgender individuals. One such issue many companies face in dealing with transgender employees in transition deals with restroom use. Which restrooms should they be allowed to use is often the question. Gender identity Once someone has changed gender by …

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Does sex discrimination protection extend to everyone?

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act has been around since 1964. One of the provisions of that law was protection from discrimination on the basis of your sex, meaning at that time that it was illegal to discriminate against a woman on the basis that she was a woman. As time has progressed this …

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