Part I of this article, appearing in the July issue of The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, discussed recent amendments to New Jersey legislation and New Jersey case law as well as Title VII and federal case law on the subject of sexual discrimination.
IV. Restrooms, Locker Rooms And Shower Facilities.
While national attention has been focused on the debate relating to civil rights for gay and lesbian individuals, the fact that an increasing number of jurisdictions are providing anti-discrimination protection to transgender persons throughout the United States has received much less exposure.
Effective September 14, 2004, Governor James E. McGreevy signed into law new legislation that significantly impacts the manner in which New Jersey employers are required to give notice to their employees of New Jersey's Conscientious Employee Protection Act ("CEPA"), N.J.S.A. 34:19-1 et seq . Specifically, as amended CEPA now requires covered employers: