I'll try to make the story short...
My sis is gay. A few weeks ago, someone was talking about going over to her house, and was getting directions. Sis gave them the directions, then said, "and if you get lost, its a small town. Just stop and ask where the lesbians live, we're the only ones there." She said it in a light-hearted and off-handed tone.
A few days later, the boss calls her into the office, and she's been written up. Someone overheard her say the word "lesbian" and was offended and complained. She is now prohibited from saying the word "gay" or "lesbian" while in the workplace.
Is this discrimination? She's the only one not allowed to use those two words in the workplace. Yet the men in the place are still allowed to talk about oogling women and the like. In case it matters, this is in Colorado.
I mean, its not like she was giving a blow-by-blow description of what goes on with her lifestyle or anything. It just blows my mind that they could get away with this. She's all stressed out over this cause now she doesn't feel comfortable working there, and doesn't know who to trust (cause of course the complainer who was offended gets to remain anonymous).
Any advice that I could pass on to her would be helpful. Perhaps a gay advocacy group or something she could turn to? We're in the Northern Colorado area. Thanks in advance.