Minneapolis Hilton hit with another harassment and retaliation lawsuit
Gayle retreated from a "relationship" with Manager Kim Thompson after she told a coworker she bought him a vibrator. After Plaintiff Gayle ended the "relationship," Manager Thompson commenced a campaign of harassment and retaliation.
Specifically, Manager Thompson stated that Plaintiff Gayle makes her sick, badmouthed his wife to employees, set him up for disciplinary action, repeatedly and falsely accused him of stealing Hilton property and the property of guests, told him to get rid of his women friends, attempted to harass him into an outburst, disparaged him to coworkers and management, and sabotaged his work.
In addition, Plaintiff Gayle was retaliated against because of his whistle blowing actions reporting illegal credit card activity by an employee at the hotel. After his repeated complaints to Human Resources and other management were not properly addressed (including witnesses being told to lie) and after the campaign of retaliation, Plaintiff Gayle was forced to resign.
Plaintiff objected to the sexual harassment and other misconduct and made complaints. No prompt remedial action was taken and retaliation ensued. Defendant's conduct was egregious, oppressive, and characterized by recklessness or malice or wantonness.