On The Job

‘HIV Boy’ Sues Bosses


There’s the finance guy who sued his employer for calling him gay because he’s a vegetarian. There’s the Microsoft Xbox staffer who sued his bosses for letting colleagues brand him “Fag Boy Jim.” Now Christopher Perez, who is gay, joins the list of employees suing the higher ups over anti-gay harassment. A marketing manager at Wolff Olins (a branding company that’s currently working on the 2012 London Olympics campaign) Perez claims in a New York lawsuit that he was dismissed after complaining about his supervisor Dean Crutchfield’s gay taunts, which included calling him “HIV Boy.” Terrible. But so are the insults. What, no “Copywriting Cock Sucker” or “M4M Manager”? So much for creativity at creative agencies.