Money: Boss slashes gay man's pay in half so he'd be on par with 'other females,' lawsuit claims - - PressFrom - Canada
  •   
  •   
  •   

Money Boss slashes gay man's pay in half so he'd be on par with 'other females,' lawsuit claims

10:40  15 november  2019
10:40  15 november  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

Family wins lawsuit against company for not providing headstones

  Family wins lawsuit against company for not providing headstones Family wins lawsuit against company for not providing headstonesRoy Cahill represented himself in small claims court in St. John's on Tuesday — a small room that was packed with other families who say they have had similar dealings with Bill Kenny and his Mount Pearl company.

The owner of an event company slashed a gay man ’ s salary in half as he compared him to a woman — before firing the man two weeks later. 20 that he ’ d be lowering his salary from 5,000 to ,000. “I couldn’t sleep at night thinking you were being paid so much more than the other females

A boss slashed a gay man ’ s salary in half to bring his pay in line with “ other females ” after learning of his sexuality, a new lawsuit has heard. Wesley Wernecke was hired by Eventique, an events company whose clients include Spotify, Amazon, Twitter and Nike. He revealed he was gay a week

a man wearing a suit and tie: Wesley Wernecke© Courtesy Anthony P. Consiglio Wesley Wernecke A former employee at a high-profile event company in New York City filed a discrimination complaint this week, claiming the agency slashed his pay and then fired him because of his sexuality.

Eventique attempted to alienate and degrade Wesley Wernecke after CEO Henry Liron David learned he was gay, said Wernecke's lawyer, Anthony Consiglio.

"Wesley was personally recruited by this employer to be a senior producer, and once (David) learned he was gay, the employer began shutting him out of the business," Consiglio said in an email to NBC News.

David's lawyer, Gena Zaiderman, denied the allegations, calling them "baseless."

Justin Bieber Settles Assault Lawsuit After Alleged Victim Claimed Singer Used Racial Slurs

  Justin Bieber Settles Assault Lawsuit After Alleged Victim Claimed Singer Used Racial Slurs Legal Case Is Over

The owner of an event company that’s worked for Spotify, Amazon, Twitter, H& M and Nike slashed a gay man ’ s salary in half as he compared him to a woman — before firing the man two weeks later, according to a new lawsuit . Wesley Wernecke, 32, says he started working at Eventique as a Senior

A gay man who worked for a New York-based event company was allegedly told by his boss that his salary was being slashed in half to match the pay of the “I couldn’t sleep at night thinking you were being paid so much more than the other females in the office,” David said, according to the lawsuit

If substantiated, Wernecke's complaint reflects the harsh reality of homophobia in the workplace even in a diverse market like New York City, where Eventique is based.

Wernecke had just begun to work for Eventique, which stages events for high-profile clients, such as Nike, Twitter and Amazon, when David began to push him out of his role, the complaint filed Wednesday in the Manhattan Supreme Court states.

Wernecke left his previous job at an event company in Boston, where he had worked for more than three years, to join Eventique in June. A week after he was hired, Wernecke's coworkers commented on his "girly" engagement ring. When a coworker asked if his wife wore a similar ring, Wernecke replied that his partner, Evan, did.

From that point on, tension developed between Wernecke and his coworkers and David that had not existed before, according to the complaint. By October, he was fired.

Madonna is frequently hours late for concerts, a fan says. He's suing.

  Madonna is frequently hours late for concerts, a fan says. He's suing. The singer has a "long history of arriving and starting her concerts late" and to accommodate her tardiness a show was rescheduled to start at 10:30 p.m., the suit says.Nate Hollander purchased three tickets totaling $1,024.95 for Madonna's Dec. 17, 2019, "Madame X Tour" at the Fillmore Miami Beach concert venue, according to the suit filed Nov. 4 in federal court in Miami-Dade County.

He added: “About a week and a half after Wesley began work in the office, the employer learned he is gay , and then immediately began systematically shutting him out of the job.” “These acts cannot be reconciled with the liberal anti-discrimination positions written into law in New York City and State to

Wernecke claims that David began excluding him from company meetings, business assignments and after-work drinks with male coworkers. “About a week and a half after Wesley began work in the office, the employer learned he is gay , and then immediately began systematically shutting him out of

In the interim months, the complaint alleges, Wernecke was ostracized and excluded from professional meetings and office social events, passed over for assignments with large commissions and subject to discriminatory remarks.

David intentionally excluded Wernecke from his weekly practice of welcoming employees every Friday with "a fist bump and a greeting of 'Shabbat Shalom,'" walking past Wernecke's desk without acknowledging him, the complaint says.

He also would exclude Wernecke from company lunches and frequent after-work drinks with "the fellas" in his office, the lawsuit states, and at one point, David gave an account Wernecke had been working on to another employee without consulting Wernecke.

The alleged discrimination took a toll on Wernecke's mental health, forcing him to book an appointment with a psychiatrist in August for the first time in his life, the document says, and he began taking anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medication to cope with the situation.

Former Vancouver Canucks defenceman sues financial advisers for negligence

  Former Vancouver Canucks defenceman sues financial advisers for negligence A former Vancouver Canucks defenceman is suing his financial advisors, alleging they gave him bad advice and sold unsuitable investments and insurance policies that amounted to more than his entire six-year hockey contract. In 2013, Jason Garrison was 28 years old and signed to a nearly $28 million US contract with the Vancouver Canucks. That year, he hired Richard Jones from RJ Financial Group, a Vancouver-based insurance and wealth management firm whose clients include professional athletes, dentists and doctors.

Male bosses are being paid bonuses double the size of those given to female colleagues in identical jobs – a disparity that means men enjoy salary top-ups The latest figures highlighting the inequitable nature of pay in British business led to calls for action from campaigners on workplace equality.

certified class of over 2,000 female associates and vice-presidents challenging systemic discrimination in pay , promotions, and performance reviews. statute of limitations on pay discrimination. Supreme Court of the United States.

"David took pains to mark Wernecke as different from the other employees through these physical demonstrations," the complaint alleges. "Neither Wernecke's professional experience and accomplishments nor the good will he brought to Eventique's work earned him equality."

Eventually, David called Wernecke into his office to tell him his salary was being cut from the $145,000 that was initially agreed upon to $70,000.

"I couldn't sleep at night thinking that you were being paid so much more than the other females in the office," David told Wernecke, according to the complaint.

Not long after that conversation, Wernecke discovered that David had lowered Wernecke's salary even more, to $58,000 or 40% less than the starting salary he was promised when he left his former job, the lawsuit says.

"David simply could not bear the thought that Eventique would continue to be represented by a gay man," the complaint states, referring to Wernecke's Oct. 4 firing.

McDonald’s agrees to $26M settlement with California workers .
LOS ANGELES — McDonald’s has agreed to a $26 million settlement of a long-running class-action lawsuit over wages and work conditions at corporate-run locations in California, the parties said Monday. The agreement, which estimates the settlement covers about 38,000 individuals, requires the approval of a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge. The lawsuit filed nearly seven years ago against McDonald’s Restaurants of California Inc. made an array of claims including failure to pay minimum and overtime wages and to provide required meal and rest breaks.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 58
This is interesting!