All Items: Transgender Employees

  • Michigan Commission Includes Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation in Sex Discrimination

    June 1, 2018

    The Michigan Civil Rights Commission has voted to issue an "interpretive statement" to extend protections under the state's Elliott-Larson Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) to the LGBT community. However, it remains to be seen what effect the commission's interpretation will have. Last year, Michigan's attorney general told the commission it lacks the authority to reinterpret the ELCRA and warned it would be subject to a lawsuit if it did so.

  • Vermont Requires Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

    May 22, 2018

    Beginning July 1, 2018, single-user restrooms in public buildings or places of public accommodation, including workplaces, must be available for use by persons of any gender.

  • Transgender Employee Rights Expanded by 6th Circuit Ruling

    March 26, 2018

    The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Title VII prohibits discrimination based on an employee's transgender or transitioning status.

  • California Unisex Single-Occupant Restroom Law Takes Effect

    March 1, 2017

    Effective March 1, 2017, California employers must post signage that identifies restrooms with no more than one water closet and one urinal with a locking mechanism controlled by the user as being available to all genders.

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News: HR guidance on developing and implementing policies and practices aimed at preventing discrimination against transgender employees and applicants.