I’ve just learned that Bloomberg Media’s international managing director of television, Brian Martinez — whom I knew back in the ’90s club days — is filing suit with that company for having been relieved of his duties in July.
Martinez’s suit alleges that he was the victim of anti-gay discrimination and also perceived disability discrimination.
After a domestic-violence incident with his then-partner, Martinez says his employer deemed him mentally incapacitated to continue working, though he says a doctor found him perfectly capable.
Bloomberg Media’s official comment is:
“Throughout his 10-plus years at Bloomberg, Brian was open about his sexual orientation and was promoted multiple times. We have always been a leader in providing benefits to domestic partners, and we covered the health benefits of Brian’s partners including an international relocation of his partner from Tokyo to London.
“Any hint that his termination was related to sexual orientation is ludicrous to anyone who knows Brian or knows this company.”