Dallas Trans woman suing Saks Fifth Avenue for discrimination under title VII

Saks Fifth Ave is all about the gay cash.

saks fith ave Lambda invite

I don’t know if Lambda is still in bed with Saks.
I got tired of being spammed in 2011 and unsubscribed from Lambda and Saks.

Dallas trans woman Leyth O. Jamal has filed the lawsuit against the Dallas Galleria Saks store alleging discrimination.  Jamal says she endured  months of being belittled, misgendering by co workers. She says that she was forced to use the men’s room by management who ultimately fired her. Jamal is going forward with the lawsuit after the EEOC found it likely she was discriminated against based on her transgender status.

saks motion to dismiss

Saks Fifth Avenue is asking for a dismissal arguing that transgender people aren’t protected under Title VII

Saks is very proud of their gay inclusiveness publishing this in January after getting a 90% on HRC’s Corporate Equality index.

  • Offering medical, dental, vision, dependent and COBRA benefits to same sex partners, these benefits have been provided since 2001
  • Parity in the qualified joint and survivor annuity-equivalent benefit to same sex spouses and partners
  • Creating a culture of LGBT inclusion company-wide which includes celebrating LGBT Pride month and raising overall awareness through internal and vendor sponsored events
  • Partnerships and charitable events benefitting God’s Love We Deliver, Live Out Loud, LGBT NYC Expo and the NYC LGBT Community Center
  • A dedicated Facebook program to support the DOMA ruling

HRC has awarded Saks Fifth Avenue  90% on their CEI  even though the company never responded to their inquiries!

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saks fith ave invite VII case

Found this email from 2010 which ironically has info on a Title VII case right bellow the invitation to the Saks Galleria mall store

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Being a resident of Dallas my inbox used to inundated with invites by Lambda Legal to pricey gay Saks events like this one.

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Kelli Busey an outspoken gonzo style journalist has been writing since 2007. In 2008, she brought the Dallas Advocate on-line and has articles published by the Reconciling Ministries Network, The Transsexual Menace, The Daily Kos, Frock Magazine the TransAdvocate, the Dallas Voice and The Advocate. Kelli, an avid runner is editor in chief at Planet Transgender which she founded in 2007.

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