This is effing ridiculous.
Thomas Horodecki, a business manager at Elie Tahari, is suing the company after suffering a mental breakdown because –wait for it– he had to work in New Jersey.
In his arbitration claim, Horodecki says he was constantly passed over for promotions and raises because he wasn't Jewish.
After complaining about it to his supervisor Sagit Halperin he was then forced to make the long drive to Hackensack and Paramus, New Jersey.
Then it was all downhill from there and a breakdown ensued.
"It was the smog. It was depressing driving to Jersey. The traffic was horrendous on Route 4, and they are pretty bad drivers. The stores are kind of cheesy for the most part. New York City has everything when it comes to fashion, especially Saks. And when it comes to styling, let's just say Jersey is difficult. Fashion it is not! Mentally, I just started going crazy. I had a breakdown. I was crying to my partner. Depression set in. I couldn't go to work anymore. I'm presently seeing a psychologist and [I'm] on Zoloft. Mentally, I was exhausted from everything. It absolutely contributed to my breakdown as time went along."
In fact his depression got so bad, he's been on disability leave since December.
Horodecki is seeking $2 million from Tahari for his Jersey-induced mental breakdown.
Good luck with that, pal.
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