Teacher Fired For Being Gay Won’t Get His Job Back

A kindergarten teacher in China sued the school that fired him for being gay in a landmark case, and last month, he lost.

The Qingdao labor arbitration committee, which solves disputes outside of court, rejected the teacher’s, who goes by the pseudonym Ming Yue, claim he was fired for being gay, according to Gay Star News. The committee did order the kindergarten to give Yue six months pay for failing to sign an employment contract. 

Yue said he isn’t mad with the “relatively fair result,” but is “disappointed that there is no clear indication in this labor arbitration that companies cannot discriminate against homosexuals.”

Yue’s lawyers are saying the case brought attention to the fact that employers shouldn’t fire someone based on their sexual orientation, and are considering bringing the case to court.


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