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Transgender woman, husband sue Amazon over harassment, physical threats

Said she was subjected to taunts such as 'shemale' and 'crossdresser' from co-workers

Reuters  |  New York 

A transgender woman and her husband sued Inc on Wednesday, accusing the company of subjecting them to severe harassment and physical threats when they both worked at the retailer's warehouse in Kentucky. A group representing the couple said their case was striking given the Seattle-based company's vocal support of LGBT rights. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Kentucky said Allegra Schawe-Lane was subjected to taunts such as "shemale" and "crossdresser" from co-workers. She and her husband Dane Lane also received crass comments about ...

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 08:54 IST