MARTINSBURG - A Jefferson County man is suing his former employer over claims of gender discrimination.
Jefferson County resident Lucas Zarlengo filed a lawsuit Aug. 29 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia-Martinsburg Division against Caz & Associates Inc., d/b/a Hillbrook Inn & Spa, citing Title VII gender discrimination.
Zarlengo says that he started working as a massage therapist with Hillbrook Inn & Spa in November 2010. He claims following his hiring, two female therapists were hired and assigned more customers even though he was available and more qualified to provide the services.
Zarlengo claims he was treated differently than his female co-workers prior to being fired in May 2012, according to the brief.
Zarlengo is seeking to be reinstated in his position, lost wages and an undisclosed amount of damages.
He is being represented by Harpers Ferry lawyer Steven Brett Offutt.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia-Martinsburg Divison, Civil Action No. 3:13-cv-98