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Schawe-Lane v. Amazon

Case Concerning Employment Discrimination Based on Gender Identity Under Title VII

Key Date: April 11, 2018
Status: Filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Legal Team: Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund
Type: Employment Discrimination

Case Overview:

Allegra Schawe-Lane and her husband, Dane Lane, have filed a complaint against Amazon with the assistance of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF). When her co-workers at an Amazon shipping facility in Hebron, Kentucky discovered that Allegra was a transgender woman, she and her husband were subject to threats and slurs; when they reported the abuse to their superiors, no action was taken and they experienced retaliation. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) determined that there was evidence enough to substantiate violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Latest in the Case:

On August 9, 2017, TLDEF filed the complaint in the 6th District Court through local counsel Amanda R. Walker of the Zoppoth Law Firm in Louisville, Kentucky.

In April 2018, parties stipulated to dismissal of several claims: Count 7 (FLSA claim for Ms. SchaweLane); Count 10 (Kentucky Wage and Hours Act claim for Ms. SchaweLane); Count 11 (Premises Liability claim for Ms. SchaweLane); and County 20 (Premises Liability claim for Mr. Lane).

Updated July 29, 2018

TLDEF Case Page Original Complaint

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