Lesbian Files Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawsuit Against Apple Computer

May 20, 2005, 01:00 ET from Law Offices of Waukeen McCoy

    SAN FRANCISCO, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A Lesbian, formerly employed by
 Apple Computer as a human resources compensation consultant, has slapped one
 of the nation's largest computer manufacturers with a discrimination lawsuit.
     This lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Northern
 District of California in San Francisco, may be one of the largest
 discrimination lawsuits filed against Apple Computer by a Lesbian.
     The amended complaint, filed on May 16, 2005, alleges that Shaune
 Patterson was suspended for one month and then subsequently wrongfully
 terminated from her position, after she complained that her white
 counterparts, who were junior to her, were making higher salaries than she
 was.  Patterson alleges that the suspension came one day after she complained
 of racial discrimination.
     Patterson, who has an MBA from the University of Texas, amended her
 complaint to include claims of sexual orientation and genetic characteristic
 discrimination.  Prior to her one-month suspension, Patterson alleges that one
 of Apple's managers wrote a memo describing her as a "rather obese-sized black
 lesbian."   According to Patterson's attorney, Waukeen McCoy, "Apple
 discounted my client's achievements, choosing to base the decision to
 discipline not on her performance, but rather on her size, race, and sexual
 orientation."  McCoy was the lead plaintiffs' attorney in one of the largest
 U.S. History racial discrimination suit, Carroll v. Interstate Brands
 Corporation, which rendered a verdict for $133 million in August of 2000.
     For More Information contact Waukeen McCoy, Esq. (Plaintiff's Attorney) at
 the LAW OFFICES OF WAUKEEN McCOY, located at 703 Market Street, Ste. 1407. San
 Francisco, California  94103.  Call for availability at 415-675-7705.

SOURCE Law Offices of Waukeen McCoy