Philip B. (“Phil”) Phillips is a litigation partner with Foley & Lardner LLP (“Foley”) and chair of the firm’s Litigation Department in Detroit. He is a member of the Labor & Employment Practice and Automotive Industry Team, and also serves as the professional responsibility partner for Foley’s Detroit office.
A recent federal court case reminds employers that they may choose among reasonable accommodations, and as long as they are effective, companies are not required to provide the specific requests from an employee.
In the midst of all the media coverage surrounding transgender bathroom policies, the EEOC has put employers on notice of its position that denying an employee access to a restroom corresponding to the employee’s gender identity is sex discrimination.