A Netflix employee who spoke out against Dave Chappelle’s controversial stand-up special “The Closer” said she has resigned, capping a volatile period for the streaming giant marked by protests, lawsuits and mea culpas.
The employee, Terra Field, a senior software engineer, said in a letter posted online that she voluntarily exited the company as of Sunday. Field, who is transgender, has been critical of Chappelle’s Oct. 1 special, which included remarks about the trans community many took as disparaging.
“This isn’t how I thought things would end, but I’m relieved to have closure,” Field said in the resignation letter posted late Monday.
The same day as her resignation, Field and her former coworker, B. Pagels-Minor, a game launch operations program manager who also is trans, dropped a complaint against Netflix filed with the National Labor Relations Board, according to the streaming giant.
The complaint alleged that the company kept employees from speaking up about working conditions.
Laurie Burgess, a labor lawyer representing the former employees said Tuesday that the parties resolved their differences with Netflix, but she declined to provide specifics about the negotiations, including whether there was a settlement.
“My clients, Terra and B., are very courageous and inspiring people and were able to shed light on an important topic in a thoughtful and meaningful way,” Burgess said.
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SOURCE: New York Post, Alexandra Steigrad