Brian Martin

Atlanta
Georgia

Brian Martin lives in Atlanta Georgia and has spent the last 20 years working in the telecommunications field as a management consultant and contact center manager. He was hired at a software company and was successful at his work. He was subject to several derogatory comments about his sexual orientation, age, and race by his supervisor. The more successful Brian was, the more inappropriate his supervisor got. He was told that he should “flame out” or that he should wear a tutu to an executive lunch. He was also told he was the highest ranking African-American in the company and should feel flattered.  When Brian distanced himself from his supervisor over the comments, his performance rating, which had been stellar, was under attack. Eventually, he was terminated. Brian has hired an attorney and has filed a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission based on race, age and gender discrimination, as well as a complaint with the City of Atlanta Human Relations Commission.