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Workplace toilets and the law

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cheesefest, 29 Nov 2021.

  1. cheesefest

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Jul 2021

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    Location: Land of Gin (I wish)

    Today the mens’ loos at work are out of order. So have to use the ladies’. Normally the customer toilet but that’s broken too.

    Some females are naturally not happy with their male colleagues using the ladies’.

    I have been in them without issue as shouted “hello, anyone there?” No response- ok. Then I heard the outer door open, I said I was in there. Just in case it’s a female and not comfortable with me being there.
  2. Efour


    Joined: 8 Sep 2005

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    Location: Norrbotten, Sweden.

  3. Resident


    Joined: 10 Mar 2012

    Posts: 2,864

    I've worked in an office where the facilities were unisex so I would assume there are no laws that state that you need to have them separated by gender.

    It was awkward at first, especially when giving birth to King Kong's finger one afternoon but within a week or two it just became normal.
  4. teenwolf


    Joined: 25 Jul 2010

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    Location: under

    I always use the ladies and leave the seat up and my phone number on the wall
  5. 200sols


    Joined: 14 Jan 2018

    Posts: 9,781

    Location: Hampshire

    Just identify as a woman.
  6. Diddums


    Joined: 24 Oct 2012

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    Location: London

    They weren't out of order. Your manager locked them off so you'd actually do some work.
  7. potatolord

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 21 Jan 2010

    Posts: 1,414

    I identify as The Queen, so I never go to the toilet.
  8. Hades


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 26,863

    Location: Surrey

    Another day, another cheesemoan :)

    If the women are unhappy about the men also using the only working toilet then ask your management to make it a men-only toilet temporarily. I'm sure the women will want to share it again.
  9. Kelt


    Joined: 14 Nov 2007

    Posts: 12,700

    Location: With the færies wearing black cherries for rings

    I worked in a factory during the seventies where the men's toilets were built during the Victorian era and hadn't been cleaned since.

    I still have recurring nightmares about them forty years on.
  10. Josh


    Joined: 23 Oct 2013

    Posts: 10,597

    Location: Surrey

    We have communal toilets at my office.

    Can just imagine the cheesywhinge thread about that.
  11. uber soldat


    Joined: 19 Oct 2007

    Posts: 3,323

    Location: Delete *.*

    Just make sure you have a chat with whoever's next to you in the cubicle, talk about how its your time of the month, and how fat Jennifer Aniston looks these days, you'll fit in just fine.
  12. SideWinder


    Joined: 12 Jun 2004

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    Location: RH20

  13. Fubsy


    Joined: 12 Dec 2003

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    Location: Berkshire

    I suggest taking an orange with you.
  14. FBi7

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Jun 2009

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    Location: Central Scotland

    I'm surprised you need to use the toilet at all. I thought all the urine and faeces you excrete flowed from your head to your keyboard.
  15. Uther


    Joined: 16 Jun 2005

    Posts: 17,370

    Was it warmer in there?
  16. Puzzled


    Joined: 9 Jul 2003

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    I wonder what Christmas songs they play in the work toilets
  17. Stumble Bum


    Joined: 2 Apr 2009

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    Location: Location, Location!

    Petition to rename OP to Whingefest.
  18. Derek W


    Joined: 1 Oct 2008

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    Location: Glebe Park

    You need to get a competition going

  19. Uther


    Joined: 16 Jun 2005

    Posts: 17,370

    How many more posts does the OP need for the MM again?
  20. Feek


    Joined: 16 Oct 2002

    Posts: 234,252

    Location: In the radio shack

    So why would you have to open the door and yell in? What’s really going on here?