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Former Worker Files Discrimination Suit Against MTA

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WNYC
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April 5, 2012

A former Metro-North employee is suing the MTA for discrimination based on his sexual orientation.

Reginal Jenkins alleges that on June 26, 2011, Gay Pride Day in New York City, several co-workers made repeated derogatory comments about customers riding the trains to and from the parade, and sang a Caribbean song calling for the murder of gay men. When he complained, he said his foreman called him “cupcake” throughout the day.