September 9th, 2015|
Tennessee state law protects employees from discrimination based on factors such as sex, religion, gender, and race. That’s why one worker from Lebanon, Tennessee, filed a lawsuit against his former employer, claiming he faced workplace discrimination and wrongful termination because of his sexual preference.
The victim, who identifies as homosexual, was an on-site staffing coordinator for Abacus Corporation, a Lebanon-based staffing firm. The man says that he fired an employee for making discriminatory remarks and walking off of the job. He was then terminated from his position the next day.
The victim asked for a reason for his firing, but a termination letter explaining the company’s actions was never issued. This prompted the victim to file a lawsuit against his former employer on September 4.
According to an article from WKRN 2 News, the lawsuit is seeking $400,000 in damages for lost wages and benefits. The victim is also seeking an unspecified amount for damages including emotional distress, loss of quality of life, embarrassment, and humiliation.
The victim’s former employer has denied the allegations and says it will defend its position in court.
At Ponce Law, we know how difficult it can be to recover from being let go of a job. Our Nashville wrongful termination lawyers are hopeful that a resolution in this case brings a sense of closure to all parties involved.