Transgender Rights in the Workplace

On February 17, 2016, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) issued guidance on Transgender Rights in the Workplace. The guidance includes a three-question FAQ for employers that addresses what questions an employer is allowed to ask and how employers can still implement dress codes and grooming standards, and explaining obligations that employers have when it comes to bathrooms, showers and locker rooms. The FAQ also indicates that employees who have been subjected to illegal discrimination can file a complaint with the DFEH.