As reported on The Sunday Gazette Mail, Jessica A. Hudson was
interviewed by the board of the Bob Burdette Centre in Virginia on
13 June and successfully offered the role of Executive
But, shortly after - when members saw her profile on social
networking site Facebook - the board held an emergency meeting
about her "perceived sexual orientation", the lawsuit claims.
After the alleged meeting, the treasurer then contacted Hudson
"and informed her that her job offer was rescinded because of
purported inconsistencies in her resume and misrepresentation
allegedly made by Ms. Hudson at her interview with the Board."
Now, Hudson - who resigned from her previous job to accept the
new role - is claiming punitive damages, compensatory damages and
"front and back pay," in compensation.
Rick Brown, Hudson's lawyer, would neither confirm nor deny that
she is a lesbian.
"That's not for me to answer," he said. "The reason she was
fired is because she was perceived as being a lesbian. Whether she
is or not is immaterial."