Straight Gucci Salesman Sues for Gay Harassment
BY Julie Bolcer
April 23 2010 8:55 AM ET
A former salesman at Gucci’s flagship store in New York City has filed a $5-million lawsuit, charging that he was discriminated against because he is straight.
According to the New York Daily News, the lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court Thursday alleges that Adolfo Mendez was fired after he blew the whistle on sexual harassment from two managers at Gucci’s Fifth Avenue store. One of them insisted that Mendez, who is married to a woman, was gay.
“'I know you're gay,' Gray allegedly told Mendez, who says the manager's favorite subject of conversation was sex,” the Daily News reports.
Mendez says that he complained to human resources and was placed on administrative leave, then fired within two weeks. The managers accused no longer work at the store.
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