Sgt Keith Wildhaber was allegedly told to ‘tone down’ his sexuality if he wanted a promotion, according to a discrimination suit filed against the St. Louis County Police Department.
Mr Wildhaber had served in the police force for more than two decades in St. Louis when he applied for a promotion in 2014.
However he claims his superiors had discriminated against him because he is gay, telling him to ‘tone down’ his sexuality if he wanted a promotion.
According to the lawsuit, obtained by the St Louis Post-Dispatch, the officer ‘has been subjected to unlawful employment discrimination by being denied multiple promotions’ in violation of the Missouri Human Rights Act, which outlaws anti-LGBT discrimination.
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