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Whole Foods targeted in transgender worker’s lawsuit: Report

King claimed that he was referred to as “she, her, or it” at work and that one supervisor allegedly told him, "I know you are not a guy."

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A man claiming that he was humiliated daily at a Chelsea Whole Foods has now filed suit against the company alleging discrimination.

Victor Alexander King, 21, filed a lawsuit on Saturday in Manhattan stating that Whole Foods staff discriminated against him in connection to his transgender status, the New York Post has reported.

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King claimed that he was referred to as “she, her, or it” at work and that one supervisor allegedly told him, “I know you are not a guy. I am not going to refer to you as a guy,” the Post stated.

King quit working at Whole Foods in March after the insults allegedly continued even after supervisors had sensitivity training, according to the Post.

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While a company spokesperson said that Whole Foods has not yet reviewed the lawsuit, the company has “long celebrated diversity,” the Post added.

 

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