The Family Research Council (FRC) is urging the public to comment on a proposed workplace guidance that could mean consequences for not using a co-worker’s preferred pronouns or attempting to maintain separate bathrooms, locker rooms, etc.
As you may have heard, under President Biden, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released new proposed enforcement guidance that could undermine sex-segregated spaces and stifle free speech in the workplace on topics such as abortion and gender identity ideology by expanding the definition of what constitutes “workplace harassment.” Under the proposed guidance, members of the workforce who are pro-life or who do not hold to the tenets of gender identity ideology could be found guilty of harassment for expressing or living in accordance with their views.
The period for public comment on this guidance ends this coming Wednesday, November 1st. Submit a public comment now expressing your opposition to this guidance to the EEOC!
Under the guidance, each of the following could be considered “workplace harassment”:
- Failing to refer to an employee or a co-worker by their preferred pronouns.
- Maintaining separate bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers for men and women on the basis of sex rather than “gender identity.”
- Voicing opposition to abortion or contraception as policy matters.
No employer or employee should be required to use pronouns that are inconsistent with biological reality and against their conscience. Creating sex-segregated bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers for those of the opposite sex is a commonsense safety and privacy measure meant to protect people, especially women and children. It is not harassment. And the ability to express one’s opinions, even on hot-button topics such as abortion or contraception, is a constitutionally protected right that extends to the workplace.
Click here to submit a public comment respectfully urging the EEOC not to target free speech in the workplace! We’ve provided a template for you but highly encourage you to personalize it and make it your own.
Please keep in mind that your comment will be publicly available on the Regulations.gov website, so you will want to avoid sharing any private information.
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