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EEOC issues guidance regarding workplace restrooms

On the one year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, the EEOC has issued new guidance to clarify whether employers can segregate workplace restrooms by gender or sex. While not law, this guidance instructs employers how the EEOC will handle sex discrimination charges under its purview.

In Bostock, the Court held that the “because of sex” language in Title VII extends protections to sexual orientation and transgender status. However, in the majority opinion, Justice Gorsuch made clear that the Court was not taking a position on the use of “private spaces” and left unresolved the question of whether employers could segregate restrooms by gender or sex.

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