AutoZone Hit With Religious, LGBT Discrimination Claims

Law360, New York (November 13, 2017, 3:44 PM EST) -- A former AutoZone employee has accused the company of religious and sexual orientation discrimination, saying he was called a “flaming queen” and worse by co-workers and that the company refused to accommodate his desire to attend church on Sundays, according to a lawsuit removed to Massachusetts federal court Thursday.

Joel Martinez, who worked for several Boston-area stores owned by AutoZoners LLC from 2014 to 2015, said in his early October complaint that multiple co-workers had probed whether he was gay, and that the company didn’t appropriately...
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