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Bloomberg Media To Be Sued By Former International Manager For Anti-Gay Discrimination

Michael Musto of the Village Voice has just revealed that Bloomberg Media, the software, data and newsgathering company founded by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, will soon be facing an discrimination suit by a gay former employee.

I’ve just learned that Bloomberg Media’s International Managing Director of Television Brian Martinez—who 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 denies the charges saying: “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.”

We shall see.  We hsall see…..


Will Kohler

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