The owner of a New York City real estate company is being sued by a former employee who says his ex-boss urinated on his clothes, bit him, intentionally sneezed on him and threw shoes and scissors at him.
Albert Sultan, of Eatontown, New Jersey, filed paperwork in Manhattan Supreme Court accusing Jack Terzi, the owner of Jack Terzi Real Estate of damaging him physically, emotionally and financially.
Twenty-four year old Sultan said when he was hired in 2009 to be Terzi’s assistant and a salesman-in training, he signed a contract stating he would work twelve hours a day Monday through Friday and 26 Sundays a year.
He said Terzi docked his paycheck $15 for every minute he was late and $30 for every minute he left work early. In addition, he said $1,000 was deducted from his paycheck if he failed to show up to work on a Sunday and another $1,000 was deducted for any failed assignments.
In the fifteen page document filed on Wednesday, Sultan said his foul-mouthed boss constantly berated him by calling him a “fucking idiot”, a “lowlife” and “a piece of shit” in front of other people.
He said on one occasion Terzi “urinated on a piece of garment” which belonged to him in front of three other people. He also claims that Terzi “bit him” and threw a shoe, scissors and a stapler at him.
The plaintiff, who resigned from his 60-hour a week job on June 12, is suing for six months pay and commissions worth $129, 320. and more than $5million in damages. He is also asking a judge to void the four-year non-compete clause in his contract.
Terzi has filed a countersuit against Sultan calling him a disloyal employee who quit without giving notice and taking confidential documents with him when he resigned.
A hearing is set for August 23.