Religious and LGBT Rights: Find Solutions that Work for Everyone
Employers can and should accommodate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers in addition to religious individuals whose beliefs conflict with rights sought by the LGBT community, a management attorney recommends. For transgender people, these rights include using a restroom that aligns with an individual’s gender identity, even if it doesn’t match their gender at birth.
“We have a fairly divided country. Employees are talking about things they never talked about at work,” said Kelly Dobbs Bunting, an attorney with Greenberg Traurig in Philadelphia. “They’re talking about bathrooms a lot.”