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Former Transgender Employee Sues Sweetgreen for Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

A transgender male who previously worked as a shift manager at Sweetgreen has filed a lawsuit against the restaurant chain, claiming his superiors discriminated against him on the basis of gender and failed to address sexual harassment he experienced at the hands of a co-worker.

In the lawsuit, filed Oct. 9 in New York State Supreme Court, Tiamini Chirse, who worked at a franchise in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood from 2016 to 2019, alleges that he was sexually harassed by a co-worker who showed him “pornographic pictures” and told other employees that they were dating, even referring to Chirse as “her property.”

Chirse claims he complained to his supervisor, Terry Armfield, via email about the harassment by his co-worker — who is not identified in the lawsuit — but no action was taken to stop the behavior.

Read the source article at Metro Weekly

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