Don’t Be Denied a Restroom When You Need It Most
When a 14-year-old Crohn’s disease sufferer named Ally was denied restroom access at a popular Chicago mall, she decided to act.
In 2005, the Restroom Access Act—also known as Ally’s Law—was passed. It states that retail stores that do not have a public restroom must provide access to their employee restroom to any person with a medical condition, including Crohn’s disease. It has been passed into law in the following states:
The fines vary in different states and noncompliance can cost the store owners up to $200.
Download and print the PDF, cut out the Restroom Access Card and carry it with you, or just save the JPG to your phone’s photo library.