HR doesn't let you fire someone without documentation. The guy missed 37 consecutive days of work, and if there was an FMLA request made, you can bet your ass that HR would have called foul.
The other red flag would be the lawyer stating that their case was religious discrimination. Multiple accusations(sexual orientation, medical leave, religion) to try to get something to stick.
I think I've liked the two Dads page myself. The difference is: I'm not Gay (not that it matters) and my name isn't Mickey.
There's a perfectly good argument for not publishing lots of personal details in any format but there is no justification for mistreatment if they chose not to (or their information leaks out in some other manner). There should certainly be no expectation for anyone to keep things like their sexuality secret, on-line or off-line.
If this guy's for real, he'll have the emails his boss is purported to have written. If that part's true, I'd say he's got a legitimate complaint. If he doesn't have the emails? Then they don't exist. Period.
Thank you, Quazi!
I'm leaning toward he was fired for missing 37 days of work, not for being gay. But that's subject to change with further info.
Having said that, there's one question nobody here has asked: How does "liking" a 'two-dads' Facebook page equate to being gay? Yes, I know, it supposedly came out later, but the suspicion was most likely there for the supervisor's talks to go in that direction. I know boatloads of heterosexual people who openly support gay rights.
One of you will end up here next!
Your employer shouldn't know who you are online - period - and if they find out from you then that's *your own fault* for not following the basic rules of internet safety.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow