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Former Library of Congress employee says he was fired for being gay

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After he "liked" a page on Facebook related to the gay and lesbian community, a former employee at the Library of Congress alleges his boss was able to find out he was gay, leading to his firing.

The former employee contends that after his boss found out he was gay, his performance reviews turned sour, and his boss began commenting negatively about his sexuality, causing him to take a medical leave, resulting in his firing.

While these types of situations are not commonplace in many companies, businesses must be sure they are protected by business insurance from claims made by angered former employees.

The Library of Congress would not comment on the matter;however, it released its internal staff rule to NBC Washington, which said "staff members shall not discriminate on grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or sexual orientation."

The news source reported the Library of Congress is currently investigating the matter.

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