Microsoft sued over alleged gay discrimination

By Patrick Garratt, Tuesday, 24 March 2009 20:20 GMT

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Jamie Durrant, a former Lionhead employee, is suing Microsoft for “hurt feelings” and lost pay to the tune of £45,000 after he claims he was abused for being openly gay.

Durrant claims that the atmosphere at work – where he’d been employed for 11 years – turned nasty after Microsoft bought the developer.

Around January of last year, Jamie says he began receiving abusive emails with subjects such as, “I’m Jim and I’m Gay,” and, “Me and my Favourite Men”.

Durrant says he was given the nickname “Fag Boy Jim”.

How pleasant.

More on the Daily Mail. Thanks, Kotaku.

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