A Disney worker has come forward with an employment discrimination lawsuit against the giant entertainment conglomerate. According to the lawsuit, after his supervisor found out he was gay, he suffered harassment, underpayment compared to his peers, and was passed over for promotions for over twenty years.

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Walt Disney Company Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawsuit

On June 1, 2021 at the start of pride month, a television executive who had been employed with Disney since 1994 came forward with a lawsuit detailing decades of harassment and discrimination on the basis of his sexual orientation.

According to the complaint, shortly after he was promoted to VP in Touchstone Television, his supervisor learned he was gay. After that, according to the lawsuit, he began facing unfair scrutiny and harassment and was shut out of executive meetings. Despite contacting HR multiple times, the lawsuit alleges they provided “no relief whatsoever.”

In addition to the Walt Disney Company, the complaint also names subsidiary companies Riverside Television Services and ABC Signature Studios. The executive previously worked for Disney subsidiaries Buena Vista Television and Touchstone Television.

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