The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently joined a lawsuit by a transgender male (transitioning from female) who claims he was told by his employer that he was required to dress and act as a woman in the workplace so as not to confuse customers. The employee has sued for gender identity discrimination under Title VII. In joining the suit, the EEOC stated that combating gender identity discrimination is a “priority issue.” Employers are required by law to reasonably accommodate transgender employees, including as to their dress and appearance, as well as bathroom usage, among other issues.