Home Depot fired gay workers to reduce insurance costs, lawsuit claims

10/10/2013 | Towleroad · Huffington Post, The · Daily News (New York)

Former Home Depot employee Hardy "Lex" Housh has filed a lawsuit claiming the company targeted gay male employees for layoffs following the 2008 financial crisis because it considered them too expensive to insure. Housh, who is openly gay, was fired from the company in February 2012 after 25 years at a Lemon Grove, Calif., store. The lawsuit claims that the company was reluctant to cover medical costs for employees being treated for HIV or AIDS.

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