Most people take reasonable access to restroom facilities for granted. However, transgender people often face the burden of being confronted or questioned about which gender's restroom they should use. Not having reasonable access to restrooms is a tremendous distraction that no employer should impose on its employees. Legal Requirements. A transgender person should use the restroom that matches who they are. The medical community (and increasingly, employ-ers, schools and courts) now recognize that it is essential to the health and well-being of transgender people for them to be able to live in accordance with their internal gender identity in all aspects of life—restroom usage is a necessary part of that experience.
Jul 10, 2016 · Transgender People and Bathroom Access. July 10, 2016. Hundreds of cities, school districts, and 18 states already protect transgender people's right to use restrooms, and none have seen a rise in incidents of people attacking anyone or of people pretending to be transgender in order to get access to restrooms. May 15, 2016 · When A Transgender Person Uses A Public Bathroom, Who Is At Risk? Supporters of North Carolina's "bathroom law" say it blocks sexual predators' access to victims.
Bathroom/Facility Access and Transgender Employees Background "Transgender" refers to people whose gender identity and/or expression is different from the sex assigned to them at birth (e.g., the sex listed on an original birth certificate). Feb 24, 2017 · The national debate over transgender rights has resulted in a tangle of contradictory laws governing access to public restrooms and locker rooms.Author: The New York Times.