CEO sued for anti-Semitic remarks

WASHINGTON (JTA) – A former employee of an online baby equipment retailer is suing its CEO for allegedly making frequent anti-Semitic remarks.

In his suit against BabyAge.com, Shlomo Hecht claims that in January 2009 company CEO Jack Kiefer told Hecht “in an angry tone that he did not want a ‘Jew Boy Club’ in the office” and made it clear that he did not want Hecht observing Jewish holidays, the Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Times Leader reported.

The suit further alleges that Kiefer and other executives “plotted to eliminate all Jewish employees in high level positions, and that Kiefer told Hecht a certain employee was fired because he was a ‘typical (expletive) Jew, that is corrupt through and through.’”

Hecht says he was let go last Aug. 25 because of his religion. He is seeking $225,205 for breach of contract and $11,925 for legal expenses stemming from a lawsuit brought by BabyAge in 2009 against Hecht that eventually was voluntarily dismissed.

Calls to BabyAge.com for comment were not returned.
 

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