Ashley Furniture Slapped With Lawsuit From Ex-Worker Allegedly Fired For Being A Lesbian

Gay Voices (The Huffington Post)
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January 22, 2013

One of America's largest furniture manufacturing companies has been slapped with a lawsuit from a former employee who says she was fired because she's a lesbian. As the Courthouse News Service reports, Isabel Perez is suing the Ashley Furniture HomeStore in Secaucus, N.J., along with Ashley CEO Eugene Chrinian and Ashley's director of people services and development Kathy Martin. Perez claims that she was asked by Chrinian and Martin about her marital status and religious views in separate employment interviews. After Perez was offered the job, Martin summoned her to her office for a meeting.