Transgender man settles case against AT&T for undisclosed amount
Transgender man Matthew Hileman and his former employer, multinational telecommunications corporation AT&T, Inc., and the city of San Antonio, Texas have settled the lawsuit Hileman lodged against the latter two for an undisclosed amount 15 months after he first filed the case.
According to Hileman’s complaint, back in 2014, he asked to be reassigned to another office because he could no longer endure the insults and jests hurled his way by his co-workers regarding his sexuality and was fired the week after.
Hileman then filed the first claim of transgender discrimination under San Antonio’s new non-discrimination ordinance that took effect in September 2013.
After mediation between Hileman and AT&T in September 2014 did not reach any legal consensus, AT&T denied any liability in the case and told the city attorney’s office that it had cleared two of the employees that Hileman accused of discrimination of any wrongdoing.
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