Transgender Rights – Required Poster SB 396
Posted on December 27, 2017
Don’t Forget This New Posting Requirement
A new California law (SB 396) requires all California employers to post a “Transgender Rights in the Workplace” poster starting January 1, 2018.
The new transgender rights poster must be displayed along with other mandatory workplace notices in a conspicuous and available location. The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has developed the poster – CLICK HEREto download the poster.
The poster contains regulations that went into effect on July 1, 2017.
Topics covered by the poster include:
- Definitions of terms such as transgender, gender identity, gender expression and gender transition.
- A discussion on the right of employees to use restrooms, locker rooms and other similar facilities corresponding to their gender identity.
- The importance of allowing an employee to dress in accordance with the employee’s gender identity and expression.
SB 396 also requires the mandatory sexual harassment and bully prevention training (AB 1825 & AB 2053) to include a section regarding gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation. This training requirement applies to employers with 50 or more employees and requires training of all supervisors.
Lauren Sims is the article author and the Director of Human Resources Consulting for eqHR Solutions.
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