2012-04-05 / Maine

Searsport couple files discrimination suit

BELFAST (AP) — A lesbian couple has sued their employers in federal court alleging they were discriminated against by their bosses because of their sexual orientation.

Shelly Flood of Searsport says in the suit filed March 29 that she received positive evaluations from her supervisors while working at the Bank of America in Belfast until her boss found out she was a lesbian. Her treatment then went “from cordial to hostile,” according to the suit.

Her partner, Keri Flood of Searsport, worked for the company that cleaned the bank, ABM Janitorial Services Northeast Inc. The suit alleges the company treated her well until it found out about her sexual orientation, then fired her.

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