Amazon Is Being Sued for Alleged Cruel Discrimination Against Transgender Employee:
You’re move Amazon, if this is true, we’re all a little disappointed here…
According to a recently filed lawsuit, a married couple faced persistent, cruel, and grotesque abuse at an Amazon shipping facility, and human resources did nothing to help.
The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) has filed a lawsuit on behalf of two former employees who allege that they faced sexual harassment and discrimination during their time at the company. Allegra Schawe-Lane, and her husband, Dane Lane claim that they were treated cruelly at a Amazon shipping facility in Hebron, Kentucky, from October 2014 to October 2015. The abuse allegedly began once the staff learned that Allegra is a transgender woman. The couple claim they made dozens of complaints to Amazon management and human resources in person, in written form, and through Amazon’s corporate hotline—but the company did not investigate or take action.
According to the suit, managers, supervisors and co-workers intentially referred to Allegra by male pronouns and called her slurs such as it, chick with a dick, shemale, Dane’s boyfriend, and tranny prostitute.
Allegedly one co-worker named in the suit sexually harassed both Allegra and Dane on multiple occasions. According to the suit, the co-worker brought both of them pornography and sex toys and propositioned both of them for sex; licked his lips while looking at Allegra’s groin; and “gyrated his crotch” on Dane’s butt.