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Can ‘perceived homosexual’ bring job-bias suit? Washington State Court of Appeals says no (access required)

Does state law prohibiting sexual orientation discrimination protect a heterosexual employee who claimed he suffered from a hostile work environment because he was perceived to be a homosexual? One state court just answered that question in the negative. “We conclude that the perception of homosexuality is not protected by the law against discrimination,” wrote Washington State Court ...

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