Fired For Being a Lesbian [Video]
Did you know that it is still currently legal to fire someone from their job just for being homosexual? Kimya testifies that this is what happened to her as a social worker in a new video from The Task Force, who is working to pass ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act).
According to Human Rights Campaign:
Kimya has a master’s degree in social work and nearly two decades of experience in the field. She was the manager of a unit of a long-term care facility for sufferers of Alzheimer’s and dementia. She enjoyed her job, and was good at it, but suffered through nearly a year of threatening messages, vandalism to her car and slurs uttered in the halls. In 2003, she was fired, her supervisors telling her, “This would not be happening if you were not a lesbian.” Kimya sought out legal help, but quickly learned that nothing in Michigan law protected her from being fired because of her sexual orientation.