Transgender people should use bathroom of gender they identify as, U.S. urges

The Washington Post
By Lisa Rein
June 9, 2015

The federal government is strongly urging employers to give transgender employees access to bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity, marking a new policy front in the fast-moving campaign for transgender equality.

“… It is essential for employees to be able to work in a manner consistent with how they live the rest of their daily lives, based on their gender identity,” the Occupational Safety and Health Administration wrote in a four-page Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers posted last week on the agency’s Web site.

The guide is explicit that restroom access for transgender workers is both a civil rights issue and a health and safety one.

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