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How to Address Restroom and Locker Room Use by Transgender Employees

Author: Beth P. Zoller, XpertHR Legal Editor

Employees who are transgender, transitioning, intersex or cross-dressers may present a challenge to employers when it comes to employee restrooms, locker rooms and changing facilities. Employers should know how to handle such issues and be prepared to address the needs of such individuals as well as their co-workers in order to minimize the risk of employer liability as well as ensure personal privacy and confidentiality, and maintain respect and dignity in the workplace.