Hotel Boss Fired Worker For Being Trans, Suit Says

By Joyce Hanson (June 25, 2021, 10:20 PM EDT) -- A transgender former employee at Extended Stay America Inc. has sued the hotelier in Pennsylvania federal court, claiming discrimination because the facility's manager allegedly made comments such as, "You are a guy not a girl," and made good on his threats to fire her.

Kimberly Grinage filed suit Thursday against the company as well as ex-manager Matthew Figurski, who was her supervisor at an Extended Stay facility in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Figurski repeatedly harassed Grinage and retaliated her by terminating Grinage after the alleged harassment was reported to management, according to the suit alleging discrimination under Title VII of the federal...

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