A Desert Storm veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder was insulted, bullied and disciplined after he complained that his boss called vets with PTSD a “bunch of babies,” a new lawsuit claims.
John Gorman, 44, says in papers filed Monday in Manhattan Supreme Court that his boss at Covidien Sales, Dale Kelly, made the critical comments after Gorman disclosed over lunch in May that he had PTSD.
Gorman, a former Navy lieutenant, says the situation deteriorated rapidly after the May lunchroom chat.
Gorman complained about Kelly through corporate channels, but he says the company sided with Kelly and subjected Gorman to “enhanced and inaccurate scrutiny” and stripped him of his lucrative sales assignment.
Rhonda Luniak, a Covidien spokeswoman, declined to comment on the lawsuit .