Vermont: New Bill Embraces Gender-Neutral, Single-User Bathrooms

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July 1, 2018

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On May 11, 2018, Governor Phil Scott signed H.333 into law.  This bill requires all single-user bathrooms in public buildings or places of public accommodation to be marked as gender-neutral.  It does not apply to any bathroom facilities for more than one user.

The bill requires a single-user toilet to be identified with a sign that indicates the facility as a restroom and does not indicate any specific gender.

Earlier last year, the Trump administration withdrew Obama-era protections for transgender students in public schools.  While some states have enacted so-called “bathroom bills” requiring individuals to use restrooms consistent with their gender at birth, Vermont joins California in recognizing gender identity issues by mandating single-user bathrooms to be marked as gender-neutral.

Action Items

  1. Replace signage on any single-user restrooms accessible to the general public by July 1, 2018.
  2. Subscribers can call our HR On-Call Hotline at (888) 378-2456 for further assistance.

Disclaimer: This document is designed to provide general information and guidance concerning employment-related issues. It is presented with the understanding that ManagEase is not engaged in rendering any legal opinions. If a legal opinion is needed, please contact the services of your own legal adviser.

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