Former Lowe’s employee files federal lawsuit alleging anti-gay discrimination

  • metta

    Posts: 39118

    Jan 19, 2015 3:57 AM GMT
    Former Lowe’s employee files federal lawsuit alleging anti-gay discrimination

    A former Lowe’s employee is alleging in a federal lawsuit that he was discriminated against for years at the store because he’s gay.

    lowesThe Westchester County, N.Y. Journal News reports that Adam Haimowitz, 32, of Tallman, N.Y., says his frequent complaints to the human resources department fell on deaf ears and the company fired him in retaliation for his testimony on behalf of another gay employee who sued for sexual harassment.

    Haimowitz, who worked nearly 11 years at Lowe’s in Orangeburg, N.Y. until his firing in August 2014, said in his complaint that a manager asked him for oral sex and a co-worker joked when he cut his finger that he might infect someone with AIDS.

    Fellow employees, he said, insulted him about his sexual orientation as if it was “a game.”

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2015/01/former-lowes-employee-files-federal-lawsuit-alleging-anti-gay-discrimination/
  • madsexy

    Posts: 4843

    Jan 20, 2015 5:20 PM GMT
    metta8 saidFormer Lowe’s employee files federal lawsuit alleging anti-gay discrimination

    A former Lowe’s employee is alleging in a federal lawsuit that he was discriminated against for years at the store because he’s gay.

    lowesThe Westchester County, N.Y. Journal News reports that Adam Haimowitz, 32, of Tallman, N.Y., says his frequent complaints to the human resources department fell on deaf ears and the company fired him in retaliation for his testimony on behalf of another gay employee who sued for sexual harassment.

    Haimowitz, who worked nearly 11 years at Lowe’s in Orangeburg, N.Y. until his firing in August 2014, said in his complaint that a manager asked him for oral sex and a co-worker joked when he cut his finger that he might infect someone with AIDS.

    Fellow employees, he said, insulted him about his sexual orientation as if it was “a game.”

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2015/01/former-lowes-employee-files-federal-lawsuit-alleging-anti-gay-discrimination/

    Sad but this probably is more common even today than should be or we'd like to be! icon_cry.gif