Can a female employee at a store enter in the mens restroom during store hrs and can i file a civil suit for that reason for

Asked over 2 years ago - Merced, CA

emotional disstress

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  1. Robert L Mauro

    Contributor Level 12

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    Answered . Yes, a female employee may enter a men's restroom during store hours. Generally the employee would knock first, but in a case of an emergency and for the safety of the patrons she may enter without knocking. As for emotional distress- forget it. The action has to be intentional- specifically directed towards you, and the behavior must be of the type to be outrageous to the general public. No cause of action here.

  2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Yes.

    No, you cannot sue. This is not a civil rights violation.

    You won't be able to claim damages for emotional distress.

    Frank W. Chen is licensed to practice law in the State of California. The information presented here is general in... more

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