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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:00 PM

Transgender woman fired from internship accuses Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham's office of discriminati

Source: USA Today


Michael Collins, USA TODAY Published 4:44 p.m. ET Feb. 14, 2018

WASHINGTON – A New Mexico woman has filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham claiming that she was fired from an internship in the Democratic congresswoman’s office because she is transgender.

Riley Del Rey, 26, of Albuquerque, alleges in the complaint, filed Monday, that she was terminated after less than a month on the job by the congresswoman’s then chief of staff, Dominic Gabello, who cited Lujan Grisham’s “lack of trust” in her.

Del Rey accuses Lujan Grisham’s office of engaging in employment discrimination based on sex and gender identity status because she is transgender. She also accuses the office of leaking her personnel information to one of the congresswoman’s political supporters and to members of the news media.

“They really just threw me away,” said Del Rey, who described the experience as “horrifying.”


Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/02/14/transgender-woman-accuses-rep-michelle-lujan-grishmans-office-discrimination-after-she-fired-interns/338148002/







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Reply Transgender woman fired from internship accuses Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham's office of discriminati (Original post)
Judi Lynn Feb 2018 OP
PoindexterOglethorpe Feb 2018 #1
iluvtennis Feb 2018 #2
TygrBright Feb 2018 #3
RhodeIslandOne Feb 2018 #4

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:08 PM

1. I've been following this story here in New Mexico

for a couple of months now.

It's hard to be certain exactly what happened, but my take is that the woman got fired for cause and she's falling back on a claim of discrimination that didn't actually happen.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:30 PM

2. Thanks for some back drop on this.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:34 PM

3. They hired her knowing she was transgender.

Grisham's office claims to have documented all the correct procedures for personnel interventions related to progressive discipline, and fired her for cause.

This is a murky one.

dubiously,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 02:54 AM

4. Its probably not that murky

Some people are awful hires and try to blame everyone but themselves afterwards.

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