4629528_sThe Illinois Human Rights Commission recently ruled against Hobby Lobby and found that it had discriminated against a transgendered employee by refusing to let her use the women’s restroom unless she could provide legal authority mandating that she be allowed to use that bathroom or produce medical documentation that she had surgically completed her transition from male to female.

The case is pretty interesting and should alert employers that they need to be sensitive when dealing with transgendered employees.  Our partner, Dori Stibolt, did a great post on this case for the South Florida Trial Practice blog describing the facts in more detail as well as her recommendations for best practices.  That post, Potty Problems at Hobby Lobby, can be accessed here.