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Trans Netflix employees file labor suit
2021-10-31

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Two transgender Netflix employees have filed labor charges against the streaming giant in the wake of the Dave Chappelle controversy concerning his special The Closer, alleging the company retaliated against them for speaking out against the comedian's most recent special, USA Today reported.

The charges, filed Oct. 27 with the National Labor Relations Board on behalf of B. Pagels-Minor and Terra Field, allege Netflix fired Pagels-Minor "based upon false and pretextual reasons" after they organized the Oct. 20 company walkout in protest of the Chappelle special and Netflix's response to the controversy.

The document also states that Field, who identifies herself on Twitter as a senior software engineer at Netflix, has been "subjected to retaliation and threats" for speaking out about Pagels-Minor's "wrongful termination." She had been put on administrative leave, but was recently reinstated.

Netflix has denied any retaliatory actions.

Windy City Times' recent interview with Pagels-Minor is at windycitytimes.com/lgbt/Trans-ex-Netflix-employee-talks-Chappelle-Closer-controversy/71626.html .


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