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/int/ 34921401: A former translator for Valve Corporation is suing the ...

oscarowusu Avatar

A former translator for Valve Corporation is suing the game maker for more than $3 million, alleging that her supervisor at the company created a hostile work environment by referring to her as "it" following her sex reassignment surgery.

The employee, who is identified only by initials in the lawsuit, also says that Valve fired her after she complained to human resources about the company's practice of "utilizing people who were interested in their products to provide translation services for free."

exevil Avatar

Seattle takes normal passive aggressiveness and turns them into lawsuits.

christianoliff Avatar

Your legal culture rewards it because it can result in major payouts. 3 million for an offense? In the Negerlands shit payouts are standardized. 500 for an insult, 1500 for bodily harm, etc.

peterlandt Avatar

I don't see the problem

a) HR should have stopped that, and
b) complaining about a scummy business practice is not cause for firing someone

Note that suing for $3 million means nothing, people always start out with large amounts on their notice of claim. When you launch a lawsuit, you typically have only a very general idea of what it's worth because you haven't had access to the opposing side's documents and witnesses.

In my province, you're not even supposed to put the amount you want precisely because you aren't expected to know. It just encourages people to name ridiculous amounts in order to get attention and avoid any possibility of missing something out.

Also note that punitive damages which I assume she's claiming typically have no relation to the harm suffered because the point is to punish and deter the wrongdoer, so it has to be an amount proportionate to their resources. Punitive damages for an individual might have a serious effect at a few thousand, but for large corporations they have to be a lot larger. They're also really hard to get.

andrewofficer Avatar

Both a) and b) are wrong

adhiardana Avatar

Trannies are fucking drama whores, what a surprise. If you ever meet one IRL get the hell out of their way before they sue you.

n_tassone Avatar


They are both legally correct in all civilized countries that have legislation against discrimination in employment and require cause to fire someone without notice/pay in lieu so I mean

Deal with it lad

michigangraham Avatar

based Valve

romanbulah Avatar

i blame our shitty mental healthcare. people wouldn't have to "embrace" transsexuality, gender dysphoria, and autism as normal behavior if we actually provided adequate treatment for those illnesses.

rohan30993 Avatar

Nothing civilized about nanny states.

ripplemdk Avatar

I'm so fucking sick of this shit

what are we going to destroy next?

polarity Avatar

Western civilization. The last civilization that embraced trannies was the Roman Empire. Guess what happened next.

1markiz Avatar

Why is this transsexuality even a thing in USA now?

jrxmember Avatar

I don't think you can treat these people. They're just too broken to begin with, you can't fix that.

tmstrada Avatar

Keeps the people's minds off real problems.

dwardt Avatar

You can. It's called a prescription of a cyanide pill.

starburst1977 Avatar

We lost, so that is out of the question.

350d Avatar

>In my province
go away cucktario

pehamondello Avatar

Blame California and other liberal hippie faggot states.

roybarberuk Avatar

>in all civilized countries
In all kc-molded le current year cuntries, you mean

likewings Avatar

Muh pronouns muh discrimination.