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.
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