Two transgender employees at Netflix have sued the streaming giant for wrongful termination

Two transgender employees at Netflix have sued the streaming giant for wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment in California. The California workers in their 20s said they were fired on false claims of sexual harassment…

Two transgender employees at Netflix have sued the streaming giant for wrongful termination

Two transgender employees at Netflix have sued the streaming giant for wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment in California. The California workers in their 20s said they were fired on false claims of sexual harassment and discrimination. The two women had told their supervisor they were transgender, which “facilitated retaliatory efforts by HR to treat sexual harassment allegations against them as workplace discrimination,” Netflix’s attorney Mitchell Robinson, an employment lawyer at Long View, wrote in court documents. Netflix declined to comment on the specifics of the workers’ case, saying only: “Our company has a zero tolerance policy for harassment of any kind, including sexual harassment. Our team takes these issues seriously and we take action swiftly when something is brought to our attention.” The case was originally filed in Los Angeles Superior Court in February, and a hearing is scheduled for July in what’s known as a “notice of claim” — similar to a lawsuit in that it only serves to give a small group of people notice that they’re targeted by the same employer and give them time to prepare to take action. It’s also required by California law, said Gabriel Keller, founder of Keller Blackburn, a firm that represents transgender people.

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