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Amazon sued by transgender woman, husband for workplace harassment

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By Daniel Wiessner(Reuters) - A transgender woman and her husband sued Amazon.com 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 coworkers. She and her husband Dane Lane also received crass comments about their sex life, ...

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 01:33 IST
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