Monday, April 23, 2012

Employee Allegedly Fired for "Liking" Gay Facebook Page

A former Library of Congress employee has recently filed suit claiming he was terminated after his manager discovered that he had "liked" the "Two Dads" page on Facebook.  The employee, Peter TerVeer, also claims that after his manager discovered he was gay, that his performance reviews turned negative, started making derogatory statements about his sexual orientation and sending religiously motivated emails.

Sexual orientation discrimination is not protected at the federal level (though some courts have found a cause of action under Title VII) so TerVeer's attorney is pursuing a Title VII claim because of the religious aspect of the case.

1 comment:

  1. Employment Discrimination is really not new thing. But firing your employee with just liking a facebook fan page is a big crazy thing to do.