How does the NDO affect restrooms and changing facilities?

A question about an individual's use of a particular restroom or changing facility may arise in employment or public accommodations. It may be an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer to mandate that an employee use a restroom or changing facility consistent with his/her biological sex rather than his/her gender identity. Likewise, a public accommodation may offer a restroom or changing facility to be used by patrons or the general public. Again, it may be an unlawful discriminatory practice to mandate that an individual use a restroom or changing facility consistent with his/her biological sex rather than his/her gender identity.

The ordinance does not require any employer or public accommodation to provide a separate facility for any individual or to otherwise physically alter any existing restroom or changing facility.

The ordinance does not prohibit any employer or public accommodation from addressing issues that may arise from any person's misuse of restrooms and changing facilities that are not based upon discrimination.

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1. What is the intent of the NDO?
2. What does the NDO protect?
3. What does sexual orientation and gender identity mean?
4. Who must comply with the NDO?
5. What are examples of public accommodations?
6. How does the NDO affect restrooms and changing facilities?
7. What does the NDO allow me to do if I believe I have been discriminated against?
8. Are any boards or commissions involved?
9. Will there be a filing fee for a complaint with the City?
10. What are the penalties?
11. Is discrimination a crime?
12. Can a complaint be filed against a person who makes an offensive comment or gesture toward someone because of any characteristic of the individual?
13. When will the NDO be effective?