CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Earlier this week, Exxon Mobil was charged with workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and violation of the Illinois Human Rights Act in a complaint filed with the Illinois Department of Human Rights.
The complaint was filed by Freedom to Work, a national non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans, which conducted groundbreaking testing to reveal Exxon’s discrimination against an LGBT job applicant.
According to the complaint, two fictitious and nearly identical resumes were submitted for an Illinois-based job opening with Exxon. The better-qualified LGBT-identified candidate was never called but the other non-LGBT candidate received three calls requesting an interview.
A May 24th New York Times story about the case can be viewed here:http://nyti.ms/10S1eu6
A May 22nd AP story about the case can be viewed here:http://abcn.ws/10Yk9aW