By Ryan McGrealEditor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect the following:A woman who claims she was fired for speaking up about her experience at a Miami escort agency is suing the firm she worked for and the escorts’ owners.
Cindy Fuchs sued the firm, Avis International, in federal court in Los Angeles on Tuesday, alleging that the company discriminated against her on the basis of her gender.
She alleges that the decision to terminate her employment was based on the company’s decision not to allow her to work with men, including an escort known as “Bobby,” because she was a woman.
Fuchs is one of a handful of women who have sued a Miami-based escort agency after being fired for talking about the harassment they faced while working at a spa, according to a report by CNN affiliate KHOU.
Kitty Kallman, another woman who worked at the spa, filed a lawsuit in May against the escort company, alleging it discriminated against Kallmann because she is a transgender woman and also because she refused to use the women’s locker room.
The two other women also filed suits against the spa.