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Bathroom Break: Employee Access to Bathrooms, ADA Accessibility and Transgender Bathrooms


Meeting Description:

Bathroom Break – Employee Access to Bathrooms, ADA Accessibility and Transgender Bathrooms

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 1 PM ET

Presented by Kara M. Maciel and Eric J. Conn 

Although not typically thought of as a hotbed of OSHA/Employment law activity, access to bathrooms by both employees, as well as members of the public, has become a high profile issue of late.  OSHA has always required employers to provide their employees with prompt access to sanitary toilet facilities, so they will not suffer adverse health effects if toilets are not available when needed.  Recently, OSHA, along with other federal, state and local authorities, began to prohibit discriminatory practices with regard to restroom access based on the principle that individuals have the right to use facilities consistent with their gender identity.  There are also a host of requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act that must be met for a bathroom to be considered accessible and usable by an individual with a disability.  This webinar will review the requirements in this area, and will provide specific strategies to address this new and complex area of the law.

Participants will learn about the following:

  • Explanation of OSHA's Sanitation Standard
  • Transgender workplace obligations
  • Federal Agency Interpretations of Title VII to include discrimination based on gender identity or transgender status
  • State laws regarding discriminatory practices in regard to restroom access
  • Best practices for overcoming typical bathroom ADA accessibility issues
Details
Date: Tue, Dec 13, 2016
Time: 01:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Host(s): Kara M. Maciel and Eric J. Conn
 Presenter Information
Kara M. Maciel
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Kara M. Maciel is a founding partner of Conn Maciel Carey and Chair of the firm’s national Labor • Employment Practice Group. She focuses her practice on representing employers in all aspects of the employment relationship.

Ms. Maciel works to create workplace solutions for her clients across all industries. She defends employers in litigation at both the federal and state levels, including matters related to ADA, FLSA, FMLA, Title VII, and affirmative action/OFCCP regulations. She advises clients regarding the protection of trade secrets and the misappropriation of confidential or proprietary information, both defending employers and pursuing enforcement against former employees. Ms. Maciel counsels employers on how to develop lawful strategies to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Eric J. Conn
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Eric J. Conn is a founding partner and Chair of the national OSHA • Workplace Safety Practice Group at the law firm Conn Maciel Carey PLLC, where he focuses his practice on all aspects of occupational safety & health law.  Mr. Conn represents employers in inspections, investigations and enforcement actions involving OSHA, the CSB, MSHA, EPA and state and local safety related agencies.  He also handles all aspects of OSHA litigation, from criminal prosecutions to appeals of citations.  Mr. Conn also conducts and directs attorney-client privileged workplace safety audits, delivers safety training, and helps employers develop and implement compliant safety and health programs.  He writes and speaks extensively on safety & health law issues, including authoring chapters in multiple OSHA Treatises.
 

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