Lawsuit Challenges Federal Gender Identity Workplace Rules

Tennessee led a multi-state lawsuit against the federal government Monday, with eighteen attorneys general suing the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) over its new workplace guidance regarding gender identity and pronouns.

The legal challenge claims the EEOC unlawfully expanded Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination. Under the contested rules, employers risk liability for using incorrect names or pronouns or limiting bathroom access based on biological sex instead of gender identity.

“This end-run around our constitutional institutions misuses federal power,” alleged Tennessee AG Jonathan Skrmetti (R). He accused the EEOC of improperly redefining workplace bias protections without new laws from Congress. The suit seeks to block the guidance’s enforcement.

Several Republican-led states joined the lawsuit asserting the EEOC exceeded its authority by reinterpreting Title VII’s scope. They argue pronoun usage policies and bathroom access rules should remain employer decisions absent legislative changes.

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