Bloomberg Law
Nov. 28, 2018, 6:34 PM

Court to Hear Worker’s Appeal on Anti-Transgender Facebook Post

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

A heterosexual human resources employee’s claims that she was fired for posting her opposition to male-to-female transgender individuals using women’s restrooms on Facebook will be heard by a federal appeals court Jan. 9.

Bonnie O’Daniel says her discharge by Industrial Services Solutions and Plant-N-Power Services Inc. violated her right to freedom of expression under the Louisiana Constitution. Her firing also violated Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act’s prohibitions against sexual orientation-based discrimination and retaliation for complaining about sexual orientation bias, O’Daniel alleges.

Her ouster was spearheaded by Industrial Services Solutions’s president, a member of the LGBT community who ...