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Transgender woman alleges St Louis Chess Club of discrimination

“I therefore allege discriminatory conduct in this termination.”

Transgender woman alleges discrimination in suit against St. Louis chess center

  • From staff reports

ST. LOUIS • A transgender woman has sued the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis, alleging she was fired last year when she showed up for work at the chess center presenting as a woman. She had previously presented as male.

Elaine Cao, 24, of St. Louis, filed a gender discrimination lawsuit in U.S. District Court here Monday, accusing a club director of firing her after she came to work in June 2016 presenting as a woman after previously presenting herself as a man in the job for about a year.

Transgender woman alleges discrimination in suit against St. Louis chess center

Cao v. Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis

Plaintiff: Elaine Cao

Defendant: Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis

Case Number: 4:2017cv02736

Filed: November 20, 2017

Court: Missouri Eastern District Court

Office: St. Louis Office

County: St. Louis - City

Presiding Judge: Henry Edward Autrey

Nature of Suit: Other Civil Rights

Cause of Action: 42:2000

Cao v. Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis
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