A New Jersey outlet of America’s largest furniture manufacturing companies has been slapped with a lawsuit from a lesbian former employee who says she was fired because she’s gay. Isabel Perez is suing the Ashley Furniture HomeStore in Secaucus, N.J., along with the shop’s CEO Eugene Chrinian and director of people services and development Kathy Martin.
The complaint reports that Perez was made aware that Martin directed “derogatory and discriminatory” comments regarding race and sexual orientation toward a number of colleagues. Though Perez tried to keep her sexual orientation private, “it was well known among plaintiff’s co-workers that she was a lesbian and was married to a woman.”
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