Lawsuit alleges Home Depot targeted gay staff

Home Depot storefrontBY CAVAN SIECZKOWSKI
Huffington Post Gay Voices

A former Home Depot employee has slapped the hardware chain with a $100,000 discrimination lawsuit claiming the company targeted older, higher-paid managers as well as gay male employees for termination following the 2008 financial crisis.

Hardy “Lex” Housh, a gay man, was fired from a Home Depot store in Lemon Grove, Calif., in February 2012 after 25 years with the company, according to Courthouse News. He claims his termination was rooted in a scheme singling out older people and gay males because of their higher salaries and insurance costs.

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