Las Vegas shooting survivor sues employer after told to ‘get over it’

Police keep guard at the site of the Route 91 Harvest country music festival at the Las Vegas Village festival grounds, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Richard Brian Las Vegas Review-Journal

TORRINGTON, Conn. — A Connecticut man who survived the 2017 mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival says in a lawsuit he was told to “suck it up” and “get over it” after informing his employers he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Charles Giampaolo says in his suit filed Tuesday that Torrington-based Elevator Service Co. discriminated against him, subjected him to a hostile work environment, and retaliated against him, all in violation of state law, eventually prompting him to resign.

The Torrington man is seeking unspecified damages.

The Hartford Courant reports that one of the company’s owners, Steve Roth, declined comment when reached at home.

Giampaolo was not injured but his father-in-law was at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival.