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Politics Transgender resource group leader fired from Netflix after organizing upcoming walkout

07:35  16 october  2021
07:35  16 october  2021 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

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The leader of a transgender resource group was reportedly fired from Netflix on Friday after organizing an upcoming walkout to protest the streaming company's handling of Dave Chappelle's special The Closer. The employee was fired for allegedly leaking metrics about the special to the Data leaks such as the one alleged are a rarity at Netflix because the company instructs employees that the company can only thrive if data remains internal, according to a report. The ex-employee and others in the resource group had pushed transgender employees and transgender allies at Netflix

Netflix has fired a leader of the trans employee resource group who was organizing the upcoming October 20th walkout . The employee, who is Black and currently pregnant, asked not to be named for fear of online harassment. They have been encouraging trans employees and allies to walk out of work in The employee was terminated on suspicion of leaking metrics to the press related to the Dave Chappelle special. Those metrics — about how much Netflix paid for The Closer and how many people it reached — subsequently ended up in a report on Bloomberg. While the employee had shared the

The leader of a transgender resource group was reportedly fired from Netflix on Friday after organizing an upcoming walkout to protest the streaming company's handling of Dave Chappelle's special The Closer.

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The employee was fired for allegedly leaking metrics about the special to the media, the company said.

These metrics included how much Netflix paid for the special and its viewership statistics, according to the report.

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The unnamed employee's dismissal was confirmed by Netflix.

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Netflix fired one of the leaders of the company’s trans employee resource group who had been organizing an upcoming walkout on October 20 over the company's response to the anti-LGBTQ+ remarks in Dave Chappelle’s latest special The Closer. The Black and pregnant employee had been “We understand this employee may have been motivated by disappointment and hurt with Netflix , but maintaining a culture of trust and transparency is core to our company.” Last week, Netflix employee Terra Field was fired after she criticized the company on Twitter. Netflix said she had attempted to

Netflix has fired an employee who has been encouraging trans workers to protest the Dave Chapelle special. Netflix has fired an employee organizer for allegedly leaking internal documents as the fallout over offensive comments in the new Dave Chappelle stand- up special continues. The streaming platform confirmed to the Guardian on Friday it had fired the employee, whose name has not been released, for sharing “confidential” and “commercially sensitive” information outside the company.

"We have let go of an employee for sharing confidential, commercially sensitive information outside the company," a company spokesperson said, the Verge reported. "We understand this employee may have been motivated by disappointment and hurt with Netflix, but maintaining a culture of trust and transparency is core to our company."

Data leaks such as the one alleged are a rarity at Netflix because the company instructs employees that the company can only thrive if data remains internal, according to a report.

The ex-employee and others in the resource group had pushed transgender employees and transgender allies at Netflix to walk out of work on Oct. 20 in protest of Chappelle's "transphobic" special, the report said.

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Netflix has fired an employee who was a leader in the trans employee resource group and was helping to organize an upcoming walkout in protest of Dave Chappelle’s The Closer, The Verge reports. On Wednesday, it was revealed that trans employees and other allies at Netflix were planning a walkout (dubbed a “day of rest”), to take place October 19th following a virtual event where Netflix staffers will get the chance to discuss Chappelle’s special. Per reports, the walkout does not appear to be about pressuring Netflix to remove The Closer, but rather pushing the streaming giant to

Netflix confirmed the firing , but had a different story, putting blame for the leak on the employee in question. “We understand this employee may have been motivated by disappointment and hurt with Netflix , but maintaining a culture of trust and transparency is core to our company,” they said in a statement about the Netflix has stood by the special. Though they released a statement supportive of protesting employees, the company said they do not agree that Chappelle’s content can lead to real-world harm. The walkout by employees is planned for October 20. Like this story? Share it with a friend!

Despite Netflix stating the cause for the employee's termination was not related to the walkout, some are not convinced.

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"All these white people are going around talking to the press and speaking publicly on Twitter, and the only person who gets fired is the Black person who was quiet the entire time," a former employee said. "That's absurd, and just further shows that Black trans people are the ones being targeted in this conversation."

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