I am the male manager of a female employee who clearly stands up to urinate. She happens to be obese. I don't know her struggles and will not judge her, but clearly this is not the end-game solution. I did some research and found that breaking toilet seats can be a serious issue for some people, and that it can haunt a work place. My guess is that this is the case and that she stands up to prevent having that happen.
The problem is that there is urine all over everything. The seat, the hinges of the seat, the 'backboard', the wall/moulding, and a significant amount simply on the floor. This happens every time and I have been cleaning it up myself quietly for 3 months. This is the only women's restroom and is also used by customers.
We work in a very small business with no HR department and mostly males; she is the only one that uses that bathroom on a regular basis. I am male, I am her manager, and I have a very good relationship with her (joking about pretty much anything) but I still don't feel comfortable addressing this in person let alone via email.
So far, all I can think of is to send the softest email possible simply offering for us to purchase a better (heavy-duty) toilet seat for her, but I don't mean any offense...
I've seen posts about confronting females regarding bathroom etiquette, but I haven't found help that was for a male addressing a female and involving obesity reasons as well. I know damn well not to mention weight, but I want to be prepared with options for her to be comfortable.
This post is not a duplicate of How to deal with a toilet where a coworker constantly leaves urine on the rim?. This question deals specifically with a male addressing a female in a small business and with a possible obesity-related hygiene issue.