Louisiana Bill Regarding Employer Policies Related to Gender Identity (HB 542)
This law was last updated on Dec 6, 2016
HB 542 would limit prohibitions on the types of discrimination in employment to only those traits and choices protected in law as well as extend this limit to specific policies in the workplace.
The bill would allow an employer to institute policies regarding dress code in the workplace. Additionally, employers and state agencies would not be permitted to require any employee, contract worker, or contractor to address someone with a title, name, or pronoun inconsistent with his sex designated at birth and legal name.
The bill would allow employers to designate restrooms as sex-specific and may restrict the use of the sex-specific restrooms to persons designated to that sex at birth.
The bill defines ‘sex designated at birth’ to mean “a person at birth based solely on the presence of male or female genitalia.”