$3.1M Lawsuit Against Valve Alleges Damages for Transgender Discrimination

Twinfinite writes, "Within the lawsuit, it states that after complaining to the Human Resources department about ongoing practices of 'utilizing people who were interested in their products to provide translation services for free,' including young minors. Soon thereafter, she was fired, professedly without valid basis."

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Null19802566d ago (Edited 2566d ago )

Edit- Sorry, I'm deleting my below comments. I apologize for causing an issue. I just wanted to see the evidence that the plantiff has. As a freelancer, I have experienced losing out on work because of studios prioritizing their in-studio talent over us. She chose to switch to freelancer status. I wonder if it's just that. There could have very well been some hateful comments made towards her too though, in which she indeed would have a solid case. Just hope she's not using her gender change thing as a scapegoat for what happens to many of us freelancers all the time. But yea, it's up to the court to decide. Cheers.

phoenix_dusk2566d ago (Edited 2566d ago )

She didn't agreed to be called "it" which is the crux of the lawsuit and it doesn't matter if the person's an independent contractor, if the person's doing the job and being paid nothing and they just let you go after complaining to HR then something something is problem.

Calling it a non-story is just asking for trouble.

Null19802566d ago (Edited 2566d ago )


phoenix_dusk2566d ago

Why you asking me that? Do you have proof to antagonize the claims?

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phoenix_dusk2566d ago (Edited 2566d ago )

Weird thing to say as if you have an agenda or something.

It's a lawsuit. Are you gonna call the news of a lawsuit a hearsay or non fiction? Remember, it's not your role to dismiss a case, it's the court and it's certainly not my job to prove or disprove it.

What you're doing hon, is supressing freedom of speech on this site because you can. Honestly that counts as a hidden agenda for you especially considering you probably have connections with Steam since you're working on indie games.

phoenix_dusk2566d ago (Edited 2566d ago )

You're really starting to get suspicious.

Your actions reminds me of an astroturfer.

EDIT: I'm not angry. I'm a bit perflexed by your actions.

You believe in honesty and justice yet you are willing to dump this news to a limbo as a way for it not to be discuss in here when the lawsuit has not been settled or given a verdict.

Tell me, is the lawsuit a hearsay or not to keep this thread on fairy tale land?

Null19802566d ago (Edited 2566d ago )


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phoenix_dusk2566d ago (Edited 2566d ago )

Nah the fact you are dismissing this as a hearsay or fake must mean you have an agenda. I won't even really call you out on it if you didn't report this as fake.

EDIT: Fanboy? LOL

OF WHOM? And who am I fighting against?

You're really strange. Basically, you're not making any sense at all.

Are you an astroturfer? Are you mad that I exposed you of your job?

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sangoku_d2564d ago

What's all this shit? valve sucks steam is for fat losers case closed

Tankbusta402565d ago (Edited 2565d ago )

If I was the head of human resources for a company, I would avoid hiring transgender or homosexual individuals for one reason, they are lawsuits waiting to happen because they can claim discrimination over anything.

Pandamobile2565d ago (Edited 2565d ago )

So... what you're saying is that you would openly discriminate against a group of people if you were in a position of power.

If you live in the western hemisphere, I wouldn't recommend doing that. Most decent countries have anti-discrimination laws.

Lukejrl2565d ago

What he is saying is that it has become very likely that a lawsuit will be pursued because a person can now basically sue for anything. It is called minimizing risk. Unless you are a white male Descrimination is very easy to claim and even if the lawsuit does not go to trial there are huge image ramifications.

Pandamobile2565d ago

Not hiring someone on the basis of their gender or gender identity is discrimination. Same as race and ethnicity.

Omnislashver362565d ago (Edited 2565d ago )

Oh poor white male, not the first time I heard that argument /s

You seriously don't think you sound like an SJW defending white males when you say that?

exkalibur972565d ago

this happens alot in the corporate world. disgruntled ex employees find any excuse to get money/make the company look bad. if your a minority its even easier all yo have to do is call the labor board and cry discrimination. i would do the exact same thing and i have every right to hire who i want. does that trigger you ;)

Pandamobile2565d ago


If you're not mature enough to have a conversation on the topic without pulling the SJW card, there's really no point in debating it.


Of course it happens, but do you seriously not see what's wrong with what you're saying? How about, instead of worrying about getting sued for discrimination, you try not to be a terrible human being? Is it really that difficult for you to treat people in the workplace with some respect and human decency?

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TheUpbringer2565d ago

Oh, for pete's sake, shut up.

opinionated2565d ago (Edited 2565d ago )

3.1 million for being "triggered"? Sweet deal bro.
Edit: sorry, "sister"*