"If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen." So might say the female cooks who are being sued over their possibly foul treatment of a male colleague.
An Idaho man has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit after spending four years in a Boise area school district where he claims to have been harassed by his female coworkers on a routine basis. The Associated Press reports
that cook Todd Young is seeking compensation in the form of damages, lost wages and legal fees.
Of all the things to have allegedly set off a series of prejudiced actions on the part of Young's female peers, he points to a dispute over cafeteria recycling. Young claims to have encouraged it while his colleagues could care less about his environmental consciousness. In addition to this kerfuffle, he charges his workplace with excluding him from the new menu creation process and allowing only female supervisors to participate.
What could explain Young's workplace feeling of being a pot with no pan? He says a superior offered this suggestion: "Maybe I'm having staff problems because you're a man."