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Woman Fired Due to Perception She's a Lesbian Based on her Facebook Page

Woman Fired Due to Perception She's a Lesbian Based on her Facebook Page

A woman being considered for a position at the Charleston Youth Center in Charleston W. VA. is suing the company, claiming that its board members rescinded her job offer after viewing her Facebook page and perceiving that she was a lesbian. Jessica Hudson filed a lawsuit last week against the youth center in Kanawha Circuit Court, in Charleston. The lawsuit states that after Hudson was offered the position as executive director of the center on June 13, the board members held an emergency meeting, on June 19, to discuss her “perceived sexual orientation.”

A woman being considered for a position at the Charleston Youth Center in Charleston W. VA. is suing the company, claiming that its board members rescinded her job offer after viewing her Facebook page and perceiving that she was a lesbian, according to Sundaygazettemail.com.

Jessica Hudson filed a lawsuit last week against the youth center in Kanawha Circuit Court, in Charleston. The lawsuit states that after Hudson was offered the position as executive director of the center on June 13, the board members held an emergency meeting, on June 19, to discuss her “perceived sexual orientation.”

Hudson’s lawyer, Rick Brown, would neither confirm nor deny that Hudson is a lesbian.
“That’s not for me to answer,” he said. “The reason she was fired is because she was perceived as being a lesbian. Whether she is or not is immaterial.”

After the emergency meeting was held the board president and treasurer contacted Hudson “and informed her that her job offer was rescinded because of purported inconsistencies in her resume and misrepresentation allegedly made by Ms. Hudson at her interview with the Board,” according to Sundaygazettemail.com,
    
Hudson’s lawyer stated that Hudson discovered the reason behind her rescinded job offer from a board member. However, the means by which she gained this information is not mentioned in the lawsuit.

Punitive damages, compensatory damages, “front and back pay,” as well as an order barring the center from discriminating is what Hudson’s seeks to claim in the lawsuit, according to the Sundaygazettemail.com

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