• David Manes

Employee Allegedly Called “Fucking Gay,” but when He Complains about Ongoing Harassment, He is Fired

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Employee Files Lawsuit against Chapman Auto Group for Sex Discrimination

Mark, a homosexual male, started at Chapman Auto Group as a branch manager in January 2009. He then was promoted to general manager, and Mark oversaw four rental offices. But, Mark faced harassment and discrimination for his sexual orientation. One manager allegedly called Mark “faggot.” Mark shared that he complained about this treatment to four other management-level employees, hoping that something would be done.


man with rainbow painted hands

How Employment Law Protects LGBT Employees


In response to the complaints, the manager allegedly accosted and berated Mark for having made the complaints of harassment. Mark recalled that the manager went so far as to accuse Mark in front of a customer of trying to “rip off a customer.” Frustrated by this treatment, Mark filed a complaint with the EEOC and PCHR, and he also informed the company’s HR director that he’d taken this legal step.

Soon after, Mark discovered that other employees were making comments about his sexual orientation, calling him “fucking gay” and insinuating that people would get quicker service if they “would have given Mark some.” Mark discovered that other employees were making comments about his sexual orientation, calling him “fucking gay” and insinuating that people would get quicker service if they “would have given Mark some.”Mark made a complaint. He received a letter from the company, allegedly saying they were investigating the comments, but the letter didn’t mention any of the previous harassment. Then, Mark discovered that he was going to be terminated because his location was closing their rental department. Mark noted that while he was terminated, all other employees were transferred to other locations.

Since the company failed to offer him another position within the company and terminated him, Mark suspects that he was discriminated against due to his sexuality or filing complaints about harassment. As a client of KM&A, Mark fights for equality. KM&A represents women and men like Mark who have faced harassment, discrimination, and termination due to seeking their employee rights.

Full text of this complaint, as filed with the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, is available at docket no: 2:18-cv-00629-AB

Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC is an employment law firm with principal offices in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, serving all counties in Pennsylvania, focusing on employment law, business law, litigation, and civil issues. KM&A clients include employees, small businesses, parties in litigation, and people with a variety of legal issues.

For more information about this case, contact Attorney Jonathan Chase at 215-475-3504 or at jwc@lawkm.com.

NOTICE: All information contained in this statement comes from the Complaint which has been filed as a public record with the court. As dedicated civil rights attorneys, we strongly believe in the public value of telling our clients’ stories: violators can be held accountable, and other silent victims can feel empowered to stand up for their legal rights. Although we make every attempt to verify our clients’ claims, note that the defendant is expected to oppose our client’s position, and the court has not ruled one way or the other as of the date of this statement.

#LGBTdiscrimination #LGBTrights

0 views0 comments
Good Logo.png

Our legal team provides world-class legal representation to those who need it. We represent employees, entrepreneurs, businesses, and individuals. Based out of Pittsburgh, we work with clients across Pennsylvania.  See what our clients say about us:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

"They kept me up to date on all aspects of the case

and were attentive to my needs."

- Donald Bryan

CONTACT US NOW

One of our attorneys will review your case within 24 hours,

and we will contact you to discuss further. 

You can also call us directly at (412) 626-5626

Thanks for contacting us! We will be in touch soon