A New York jury has awarded a Jewish deliveryman $900,000 in damages for the anti-Semitic harassment he endured by three supervisors at the restaurant where he worked, The New York Post reported Monday.
According to The Post, Night-shift manager Artur Zbozien often “passed gas” in front of Wiercinski, and would then joke that the gas was Zyklon B, the poison used in Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust, according to the Brooklyn federal court lawsuit.
Other supervisors would dock Wiercinski’s tips, call him a “Jewish pederast,” and throw pennies at him, again making anti-Semitic jokes, the lawsuit said.
“They would call him a ‘dirty Jew,’ and when he would say, ‘But I took a bath,’ they would laugh and say, ‘No, you still smell like Jew,’ ” his lawyer, Matthew Blit, told The Post.
Wiercinski stayed at his working place despite the abuse because, “He was 50 years old,” explained Blit. “He said, ‘Who else is going to hire a 50-year-old deliveryman.’ He was afraid.”
The jury reached a verdict Thursday in just four hours.
“It’s a very happy ending — I’m in another world,” said Adam Wiercinski, of Washington Heights.
Photo: Lorenzo Ciniglio – NY Post
(YWN Newsdesk – NYC)