Not long after Adrian Scott Duane posted a comment that said his company’s managers “do not know whatthe word ‘discrimination’ means, nor do they think it matters,” the32-year-old transgender worker’s desk had been cleared and he wasfired from a Silicon Valley-based education technology company.

The U.S. Equal Employment OpportunityCommission on Wednesday filedsuit in California against IXL Learning Inc. onbehalf of Duane claiming the company violated federal law and thatthe dismissal was retaliation for the comments Duane posted onGlassdoor, the jobrecruiting website.

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