TORRINGTON, Connecticut ( WFSB ) — A Connecticut man who survived the largest mass shooting in U.S. history is now suing his former employer for discrimination.
Charles Giampaolo escaped the massacre at the Harvest Music Festival in October of 2017, but his father-in-law was among the 59 killed.
When he returned home, Giampaolo was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and sought help with a mental health counselor.
Giampaolo says his commission was cut several times, he was demoted and eventually forced out of the Torrington-based Elevator Service Company.
"Owner Stephen Roth allegedly told CJ, 'October has come and gone, and you need to get over it,'" said Amanda DeMatteis, Garrison Law.
He was "told in so many words to ‘suck it up,’” DeMatteis said.
Giampaolo is seeking unspecified damages for subjecting him to a hostile work environment and retaliation against him.