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EMPLOYMENT

RESTROOMS AT WORK

INAPPROPRIATE QUESTIONS

Eighty-six percent (86%) of those who have not lost a job due to bias reported that they were able to access restrooms at work appropriate for their gender identity, meaning that 14% of those who kept their jobs were denied access. Looking at the full sample, regardless of whether they were able to keep or they had lost a job, 78% were given access to restrooms appropriate for their gender identity and 22% were denied access.

Forty-one percent (41%) of respondents reported having been asked inappropriate questions about their transgender or surgical status.

Denied Access to Gender-Appropriate Restrooms by Race 100

45

90 80

40 35

32%

30 25

30%

27% 22%

22%

70 60 50

20%

18%

20

40

15

30

10

20

5

10

0

Overall Sample

American Indian

Asian

Black

Latino/a

White

Multiracial

0

Denied Access to Gender-Appropriate Restrooms by Household Income 100

45

90

41%

39%

38% 28%

Overall Sample

American Indian

Asian

Black

Latino/a

White

Multiracial

80

40 34%

70 60

30 24%

25

16%

18%

30

10

20

5

10 $10K-under $20K

$20K-under $50K

$50K-under $100K

$100K+

49%

43%

40

15

Under $10K

53%

50

22%

20

0

54%

50% 43%

Was Asked Inappropriate Questions by Household Income

50

35

Forty-five (45%) of our sample reported having been referred to by the wrong pronouns “repeatedly and on purpose” at work.

Was Asked Inappropriate Questions by Race

50

0

34%

Under $10K

$10K-under $20K

61

$20K-under $50K

$50k-under $100k

“At the job I came out at, most were ok and accepting; but the HR manager blocked any attempts for me to arrange a bathroom, even after I pointed to a local law allowing me to use the correct bathroom.”

30%

100K+

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