Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Told to ‘Tone Down Your Gayness’: Police Sgt Is Awarded $20 Million for Discrimination

Sgt. Keith Wildhaber
via NY Times
A jury in St. Louis has awarded a gay police sergeant nearly $20 million in a discrimination case involving claims that the department failed to promote him based on sex stereotyping and retaliated against him for filing a lawsuit.

The sergeant, Keith Wildhaber, 47, said that he was told to “tone down” his sexuality while working for the St. Louis County Police Department, and that he was transferred to another precinct after he filed a discrimination complaint.

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