The former labour analyst says that his boss teased him about his age, bragged about sleeping with other men in the office and has him over for promotions.
A middle-aged, male, and former labor analyst at Disney Cruise Line has filed an age and sex discrimination lawsuit claims that his younger female boss created a hostile work environment in the run-up to his fire by teasing him about his age, bragging about sleeping with other men in the office, and passing him over for promotions.
According to the Associated Press, Anthony McHugh accused the unknown female supervisor and calls him a “stuffy old fart” in front of colleagues, the move of his office to a windowless room and even refusing to provide him with an iPhone or tablet, as they had employees under the age of 40 years.
The federal lawsuit claims that beginning about two years ago, the female senior manager began to brag about the married men she had slept with in embarrass, McHugh and also said that they were booked “sex rooms” at the Disney Cruise Line ships, where they would “entertain” partners.
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“Further, the senior manager wanted to embarrass the plaintiff to share with the plaintiff the various sexual acts that she followed up with her many partners,” the lawsuit added. The woman is also alleged to have stolen drugs from McHugh that he took for attention deficit disorder and anxiety.
McHugh claims that he was fired after 18 years with the company last year after complaining about his manager’s behavior. However, the stated reason for the dismissal was the use of prohibited substances.
The lawsuit does not state in the age of McHugh or his former manager, only the announcement that he was older than 40 and she was younger than 40 years old at the time.
The lawsuit claims that McHugh was replaced by a younger woman, while every other leader on his work team over the age of 40 years was “either systematically terminated or cancelled.”
Disney Cruise Line has issued a statement claiming that the lawsuit is without merit and that it intends to respond in court.
Boston-based lawyer Rebecca Pontikes told the AP that “rare to have this exact scenario,” if a majority of these cases are brought by women. Discrimination cases usually settled or dismissed on a motion and rarely to a jury, University of Florida professor Stephanie Bornstein told the AP.
This article originally appeared on TravelPulse.