Wilford Paul Bearden said the offensive drawing made by a co-worker at a Clackamas-area adult bookstore was the last straw.
Bearden, who is gay, said he endured a lifetime of discrimination, and when he was fired after complaining about the drawings, he gya to sue the bookstore, Gay adult bookstore sex II. Bearden had worked at another adult bookstore for eight years before taking a job at Fantasyland II in April He was fired three months later.
Bearden, now 73, found a multipanel drawing labeled "Terror at the Porn Store" that a co-worker drew.Number One Dating Site In Usa
Bearden is depicted naked and defecating. The last drawing shows Bearden apparently unconscious or dead with the caption, "his anus betrays.
Bearden also was offended by a handwritten comment in a newspaper gay adult bookstore sex prints mugshots of people recently arrested. The same srx who made the crude drawing had written "Paul's team" above a photo of a man accused of murder and abusing a corpse.
Bearden complained to the bookstore manager on July 8,and was fired five days later, said his attorney, Benjamin Rosenthal. Bearden is a military veteran and retired from Fred Meyer after 25 gay adult bookstore sex at the company, Rosenthal said.
It took Bearden, now a janitor, three years to find another job, Rosenthal said.How To Get A Mean Girl To Like You
Bearden alleges gay adult bookstore sex Fantasyland II allowed a hostile work environment, treated him differently because of his sexual orientation and fired him after he complained about sexual harassment. It's an adult bookstore, said Fantasyland's attorney, Richard Franklin.
Franklin ga the bookstore's clientele is 60 to 70 percent gay. In fact, the Fantasyland manager knew Bearden was gay when she hired him, Franklin said.
The drawing was in bad taste but was not intended to be offensive, Franklin said. Franklin bookstor Bearden was an inattentive, bossy and "an over-bearing" employee who was not liked by some co-workers. Bearden's dismissal was not an act of discrimination; he was gay adult bookstore sex because of customer and employee complaints, Franklin said.
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