USA: Amazon settles workplace anti-transgender discrimination lawsuit

Author: Calum Stuart, Gay Star News, Published on: 7 January 2019

"Amazon settles workplace discrimination lawsuit by trans woman and her husband", 3 January 2019 Inc has settled claims of workplace discrimination raised by a trans woman and her husband.

Allegra Schawe-Lane and Dane Lane said they experienced severe harassment and threats of physical violence while working at an Amazon warehouse in Kentucky. They had sued the company for ‘cruel and persistent anti-transgender discrimination’ through the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) in 2017.

...Amazon said it had signed an agreement with the couple to end the lawsuit. The online retailer denied any wrongdoing and did not release any details about the settlement...

The married couple worked for the retailer from October 2014 to October 2015. They cited numerous instances of workplace abuse, involving bigotry, sexual harassment, and threats, which they said eventually forced them to quit their jobs...

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