Tagged: Sex Discrimination

Quirky Question #286: Best Practices on Restroom Access and Terminology for Transgender Employees

Quirky Question #286: Best Practices on Restroom Access and Terminology for Transgender Employees

Question: There has been a lot of news coverage lately on restroom policies related to transgender employees.  Can you provide some guidance on how to structure our restroom-use policies to be both lawful and respectful of all employees?  More generally, can you help me understand the appropriate, respectful terminology in this area?  I certainly don’t want to offend anyone on purpose,...

Quirky Question # 158, Reporting Harassment to the Harasser

Quirky Question # 158, Reporting Harassment to the Harasser

Question: Our company has a sexual harassment policy.  The policy makes clear that an employee who feels as though he or she has been harassed should report the problematic conduct to our Director of Human Resources.  The policy also provides that, if more convenient, or for any other reason, the employee also can report the harassing behaviors to anyone else...

Favoritism or Discrimination? Quirky Question # 149

Favoritism or Discrimination? Quirky Question # 149

Quirky Question # 149: A female employee of our company filed a Charge with the EEOC that she has been discriminated against because one of our executives is involved in a relationship with a subordinate female employee.  Our employee argues that this person is receiving preferential treatment and that she is being deprived of opportunities as a result.  She claims...