Trans Netflix workers drop labor complaint but one resigns

LOS ANGELES , Two ex-Ninety One employees who criticized antitransgender comments made by Dave Chappelle on his TV special have dropped labor complaints. The resignation of one of them was announced Monday.

Trans Netflix workers drop labor complaint but one resigns

LOS ANGELES , Two ex-Ninety One employees who criticized antitransgender comments made by Dave Chappelle on his TV special have dropped labor complaints. The resignation of one of them was announced Monday.

Terra Field, a senior engineer in software who is trans, announced on Sunday that Field had voluntarily quit.

Field stated that although this is not how I expected things to end, he was relieved to have closure in a online resignation letter.

Chappelle's "The Closer," which aired its first episode on Oct. 1, attracted millions of viewers. Chapelle's sexist remarks about transgender people sparked protests at Netflix and from activists. A group of 30 Netflix employees staged an October 20 walkout and participated in a rally at the Netflix offices in Los Angeles.

Field was temporarily suspended by the company following a meeting with senior executives. However, he was quickly reinstated.

Field and B. Pagels–Minor, who is also transgender, filed a complaint to the National Labor Relations Board. They claimed that Netflix had retaliated against them to prevent them speaking out about working conditions.

Netflix released a Monday statement saying that they had resolved their differences in a way that acknowledged the loss of trust and, hopefully, enabled everyone to move forward.

Pagels-Minor acknowledged they were the Netflix employee fired last month after allegedly disclosing confidential financial details about how it paid for "The Closer." The Bloomberg article referred to Pagels Minor's confession.

Pagels-Minor denied the allegations.

Netflix was criticized for the special, as well as how it handled employee concerns. Ted Sarandos, co-CEO of Netflix, stated that "content onscreen doesn't directly translate into real-world harm."

Sarandos stated that Netflix does not allow titles "designed to incite hatred or violence", and that 'The Closer' doesn't cross that line.

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