Effective January 1, 2018, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) requires employers with 5 or more employees to post Transgender Rights in the Workplace Posters which may be accessed here. The posting obligation is not met by prior versions of the poster.
The Transgender Rights in the Workplace poster provides information regarding transgender rights, including: (1) definitions of terms such as “transgender”; (2) the right of employees to use restrooms, locker rooms and other similar facilities corresponding to their gender identity; and (3) the procedure for filing a complaint with the DFEH.
The poster must be conspicuously displayed where they can be easily seen and read by all employees and job applicants. The poster must also be legible enough, and it must be displayed in the following locations:
- At each location where a company has employees (e.g., offices, stores, warehouses, branches)
- At employment agencies, hiring offices and union halls
- On computers as long as the posters are posted electronically in a conspicuous place where employees will tend to see it.
If 10 percent or more of a company’s workforce speaks a language other than English, the poster must also be displayed in that language. The DFEH provides translated posters in several languages which may be accessed here.
This poster is one of four mandatory posters that all California employers are required to display.