A former Goldman Sachs VP is suing with claims of discrimination and retaliation, saying he was asked 'do you act this way because you're gay?'
- A lawsuit filed on Wednesday alleges that a former Goldman Sachs VP was discriminated against for being gay.
- A supervisor allegedly told him that "You look so Miami today." Littleton, who is Latino, took this as an attack on his sexual orientation and ethnic identity, according to the suit.
- A Goldman spokesman said the suit is without merit.
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A former Goldman Sachs vice president sued the company on Wednesday, alleging that he was discriminated against because he is gay. The suit further alleges that he was fired in 2018 shortly after complaining to Goldman's employee relations department about the discrimination.William Littleton's complaint alleges that he was excluded from a client call in 2014 because "he sounds too gay" and that a supervisor asked him "What's wrong with you? Do you act this way because you're gay" after a disagreement in 2016. He did not report either incident to Goldman's employee relations department.
The statement added: "This suit is without merit and we plan to defend ourselves against these baseless claims."Littleton joined Goldman in 2010 after graduating from Amherst College. He was promoted four times. The suit alleges that he received high ratings in all of his reviews at the firm, and that his peer reviews in 2018 were similarly positive. Littleton was openly and vocally involved in Goldman's LGBT Network since 2012.Only 1% of Goldman's 2018 partner class self-identified as LGBT, according to a firm press release.
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