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Section 4173.02 | Use by certain customers of employee restrooms.


(A) Any retail establishment that has a toilet facility for its employees is encouraged to permit a customer to use that facility during normal business hours if the toilet facility is reasonably safe and all of the following conditions are met:

(1) The customer requesting the use of the employee toilet facility suffers from an eligible medical condition or utilizes an ostomy device.

(2) The employee toilet facility is not located in an area where providing access would create an obvious health or safety risk to the customer or an obvious security risk to the retail establishment.

(3) A public restroom or employee restroom normally available to the public is not immediately accessible to the customer.

(B) This section does not require a retail establishment to make any physical changes to an employee toilet facility.

(C) No restroom facility, by reason of being made available to a customer pursuant to this section, shall be considered a public facility for the purpose of laws or regulations that generally govern facilities available to the public. That restroom facility shall be governed by the laws and regulations that otherwise would govern the facility if it were not made available to a customer pursuant to this section.

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