Arizona readers may be interested to learn that Disney Cruise Line is being sued by a male former employee over claims of age and sex discrimination. According to the lawsuit, which was filed in November, the middle-aged employee worked as a labor analyst at Disney for 18 years. Over the last few years, he worked under an unidentified female manager who allegedly discriminated against him due to his age.
For example, the manager is accused of calling him names in front of other employees. She also allegedly refused to provide the man with an iPhone or tablet even though younger employees were provided with these devices. The manager is further accused of denying him promotions he was qualified for in favor of younger employees.
In addition to age discrimination, the plaintiff also claims he was subjected to gender-based discrimination. For example, he alleges that all the senior executives and managers in his division were women. He also claims that, over the last two years, his manager attempted to embarrass him by telling him stories about sexual encounters she had with various partners. These stories allegedly included details about “sex rooms” she booked on Disney Cruise Line ships. The plaintiff also claims that his manager stole his ADHD and anxiety medications. He eventually reported her behavior to the company, but he was later fired. The reason for his dismissal was listed as using illegal substances.
Victims of workplace discrimination may benefit by speaking to an employment attorney about their situation. The attorney could evaluate the case and explain how to document incidents of discrimination. Legal counsel may also help file a complaint with the appropriate agency, such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.