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EEOC Addresses LGBT Restroom Policies on Ruling Anniversary (1)

June 15, 2021, 7:07 PMUpdated: June 15, 2021, 9:44 PM

Employers can’t bar workers from bathrooms or locker rooms that correspond to their gender identity, according to EEOC guidance published on the anniversary of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that expanded protections for LGBT employees.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released two online resources for employers and workers Tuesday, touching on the controversial topic of sex-based bathroom policies by citing the agency’s past opinions expressed in administrative cases brought by federal employees.

“In other words, if an employer has separate bathrooms, locker rooms, or showers for men and women, all men (including transgender men) should be allowed to ...

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