Ex-bouncer sues Delilah's Den, citing age and religious discrimination
A former bouncer at a Philadelphia strip club has filed a federal suit claiming he was fired because he was too old and Jewish.
Seth Rosen, 43, of Cherry Hill worked for nearly 15 years at Delilah’s Den on the 100 block of Spring Garden Street. From his initial position as “host” he rose to become the director of club security, according to the suit.
When the club hired a new general manager in 2012, however, Rosen claims he was demoted and demeaned, forced to work in a back part of the club where the tips were not nearly as good as they were at the front of the room.
The new general manager, Howard Clark “embarked upon a campaign of discrimination based on (Rosen’s) age and religion,” the suit states. According to Rosen, Clark referred to him as “old” and a “dinosaur” and asked him when he planned to retire. Additionally, Clark allegedly said discriminatory statements, stating that “a Jew could not be trusted.” Rosen said he was fired in 2012 when Clark accused him of signing another employees name on a sign-in sheet. Rosen “vehemently denied” the accusation, saying he was terminated “as a result of his age and religion.”
The suit, filed Feb. 18, names Delilah’s Den of Philadelphia Inc. as defendant. Rosen is seeking back pay and unspecified punitive damages.