LIBERAL Democrat leaders of Kirklees Council are under fire over new rules guaranteeing time off for workers who want sex changes.
Managers are being handed a dossier setting out how they should deal with staff who are undergoing "gender re-assignment".
It gives guidance over toilet facilities and absence from work for treatment.
But the document has come under attack by Tory group leader Clr Robert Light.
He accused council leaders of wasting their time when the issue affected so few people.
He called for more attention on "basic" issues, such as rubbish on the streets and crime levels.
"This council should be concentrating on more pressing issues," said Clr Light.
Council leaders said they were producing the document because of forthcoming changes in the law.
A spokeswoman said: "The report on dealing with employees who undergo gender re-assignment is being dealt with by the council in advance of the draft Gender Recognition Bill, which is being brought in by the Government.
"The council also has a responsibility under the Sex Discrimination Act (Gender Re-assignment Regulations) 1999 to protect transsexual people from discrimination."