A while back our corporation hired it's first female employee at our location for a job that normally would have been considered not too long ago a man's job. And one that I think should still be a man's job. We had two restrooms. One was nicer and larger than the other. She was given the key to the nicer restroom. One female mind you, and the rest of us, about 30 guys have to use the one seat, one urinal restroom. The following is the letter I sent to our Senior General Foreman. A woman SGF, are you surprised? It was ignored. Again, are you surprised? I guess it was what I expected. Then I found out that the SGF wanted to fire her because of her lack of work ethic and her boss told her something to the effect, "Do you think there is anyway I am going to fire my first female hire? :tonofbricks: "I would like to address the situation that has arisen due to the hiring of a female at the Engine Terminal. I feel like it is wise to make you aware that many feel you are engaging in gender discrimination. The situation with the lack of restroom facilities is being exacerbated by the closing off of one restroom for the sake of one new hire. Do you not see how that under equal protection each one of us could request our own private restroom? Take for instance the event of an emergency on the pit that required one to immediately wash the body and the one restroom that is available is occupied. I can understand that a restroom needs to be made available for the new female employee and that concessions and accommodations should be made in certain circumstances, but keeping allocated restrooms under lock and key when the female is not present is an egregious overkill. I ask on behalf of myself and my fellow employees that you rethink the handling of this situation before further examination reveals activity unbecoming of a major corporation. I trust this letter will be received in the spirit of information and discovery it was intended."