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Boss slashes gay man's pay in half so he'd be on par with 'other females,' lawsuit claims

Nov. 15, 2019, 12:54 AM UTCBy Liam KnoxA former employee at a high-profile event company in New York City filed a discrimination complaint this week, claiming the agency slashed his pay and then fired him because of his sexuality.Eventique attempted to alienate and degrade Wesley Wernecke after CEO Henry Liron David learned he was gay, said Wernecke's lawyer, Anthony Consiglio.“Wesley was personally recruited by this employer to be a senior producer, and once (David) learned he was gay, the employer began shutting him out of the business,” Consiglio said in an email to NBC News.David’s lawyer, Gena Zaiderman, denied the allegations, calling them “baseless.”If substantiated, Wernecke’s complaint reflects the harsh reality of homo ...