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DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) (News App readers click here) — A former bartender at Mizner Country Club in Delray Beach claims she was sexually assaulted by another employee, then fired when she sought help from management.
There is no record of a felony complaint against the accused who we are not naming in this article, but whose name is listed in the filing which we are publishing, below. Mizner managers Marc Hoffman and Mario Paz are listed as the employees responsible for the alleged discrimination.
According to the suit filed by ex-bartender Ty Calloway: “In or around November of 2019, Plaintiff (Calloway) was assaulted by a Bar Leader who is a Caucasian male. The Bar Leader (name in filing, below) slid his fingers through Plaintiff’s legs and touched her vagina in a “card swipe’ motion. Plaintiff recoiled and told (Bar Leader) to stop.”
“Following this incident, (Bar Leader) began to strategically corner Plaintiff in places where he knew to not have surveillance cameras. Further, he hinted to Plaintiff that his leadership made him superior to discipline.”
“After (Bar Leader) subjected Plaintiff to unwanted sexual advances for the third time, Plaintiff reported (Bar Leader’s) behavior to Human Resources.”
Then, according to the suit: “In or around January of 2020, during a morning meeting, Plaintiff’s manager, Marc Hoffman, who is a Caucasian male, stated that he would ‘lynch someone’ if his staff’s performance did not improve. Hoffman’s staff was predominantly composed of black employees. Plaintiff had attempted to approach Hoffman regarding this statement; however, her attempts were refused.”
When the Plaintiff, Ty Calloway, finally met with Hoffman and HR in February of 2020, “Hoffman (and another manger) asserted that her performance was unsatisfactory, despite Plaintiff never being reprimanded, written or otherwise, for any of the behaviors noted in her performance review.”
Calloway says she was then told her position was being eliminated due to COVID-19, but days later allegedly received a text message saying Mizner Country Club was looking for “more talented staff.”
From the suit: “In subjecting Plaintiff fo adverse employee not action on the basis of race, Defendant intentionally discriminated against Plaintiff with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of her Candice for employment.”
Among other items, Calloway’s lawsuit seeks “compensatory damages for lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of health insurance coverage in an amount to be determined by the jury by trial in excess of $30,000,” the statutory minimum for filing in circuit court.
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