"just bout me commin out to my parents" Tristan14578
Thursday, October 02, 2008
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing locally-owned Dudley Perkins Company, one of the country's oldest Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealerships, for allegedly violating federal law when it fired a transgender mechanic after she filed a sex discrimination complaint against it.
According to the federal lawsuit, filed Tuesday, September 30, the dealership hired Bowen Dean, 44, as an entry-level lot technician on June 23, 2005. Yet, despite her training as a Harley-Davidson mechanic, Dean was never allowed to perform the duties she was originally hired to do, and instead was assigned to customer service and bookkeeping work, according to the results of the commission's investigation.
After she was repeatedly passed over for technical jobs filled by men who were hired from outside without her training or experience, Dean filed a sex discrimination charge with the EEOC in February 2006. Just two months later in April 2006, the company unjustly fired her, the EEOC said. . . .Read More
Lambda Legal represents Logan.
According to the complaint, Logan identifies as a gay transsexual youth who prefers to wear feminine attire, and did so throughout his senior year at West Side High School in Gary. It is an interesting sign of the times that Logan claims he encountered no substantial problems at school due to his attire, finding both teachers and fellow students generally supportive. Even the assistant principal stated no objections when Logan inquired about wearing a dress to the prom. . . .Read More