My massage will always be my favorite.
That’s why I never want to stop trying to make my clients happy.
But this week, I’ve had a hard time trying to get the massage green in my massage studio.
A new lawsuit alleges that a masseuse from New York City, who is Asian, has violated the terms of my massage license.
The plaintiff, a former massage parlor worker named Angela Lee, claims that the massage-school-turned-counseling-venue was “grossly negligent” in its handling of her clientele.
According to the suit, the company had the audacity to make the claim that it was able to “deliver a quality massage that would be easily recognizable to a masseur of Asian descent,” even though the clientele consisted of Asian men, women and children.
The lawsuit alleges multiple violations of New York law including violations of California law prohibiting discrimination based on race and sex.
According an attorney representing Lee, she was “forced to pay out of her own pocket and to pay for legal fees and costs to have her case resolved.”
But the lawsuit claims that Lee was not “a part of the massage business.”
Instead, she worked in a residential-home-therapy facility and did not have a massage license for the massage services she provided, and thus the massage shop was “in a state of violation.”
The lawyer representing the company claims that it “categorically denied” the allegations in the suit and “does not intend to dispute the allegations” of the lawsuit.
So, what are the key points in the case?
According to Lee’s attorney, the claims of discrimination are based on the company’s claim that “my massage is a ‘professional’ service, as the license stated, and not an ‘independent’ massage.
I have worked at a professional business and have a license to do business in this industry, and the massage license did not state that my massage was professional or independent.
The license did state that I could do a massage to anyone.
And my clientele is not my client.
It is a massage parlour.
It has not been certified to provide a ‘quality massage’ to the public and its clients are not my clients.
If the massage is not ‘professional,’ then it is not licensed to do a ‘medical’ massage, and it is a violation of my law to do it.
This is a matter of fact, not a legal argument.
This lawsuit is about fairness.
It was brought by a former employee, Angela Lee.
She claims that she was treated as an employee and that she felt unsafe working there because of her race and that “some of the staff are Asian and some of them are white.”
She was terminated after she complained, but her attorney, Mark Zuckerman, says the allegations were never substantiated.
She was a licensed business. “
This is a woman who was hired by the company to do an ‘asian masseuse’ business, a massage business, for a clientele of Asian race.
She was a licensed business.
She is a licensed massage therapist,” Zuckberg said.
“She was hired to do the work for the client, and she was not an employee.
Her clientele was Caucasian.
They were not my customers.
That was not her business.”
Lee says she was denied access to the massage room because the massage was not a “professional” service.
According the suit: The license states that the business is “a non-therapeutic, licensed massage studio.”
The license does not specify what a “non-therapist” means.
The licensed business has a “medical” license and is not in a “licensed therapeutic” business.
The massage-rental-therapist business was not licensed by the state of New Jersey.
The company did not provide any documentation to the licensees or the state to verify that the spa was an “asian spa” as it claimed.
The claim that the license did include the word “asians” in it does not match with Lee’s license from New Jersey, which states that it is an “Asian massage spa.”
“The license did specifically state that there is no Asian or Asian-American clientele,” said Zuckov, who represents Lee.
“And that the company is not a ‘therapeur,’ or a ‘massage therapist,’ or anything of that nature.
The name ‘asians’ was used for the license, not ‘therapists.’
The license is not certified, and there was never a need for that, to prove that.”
Lee’s lawsuit has not yet been assigned a judge.
It’s also unclear if the lawsuit will go forward.
But in the meantime, I don’t want my clients to feel like they have to hide who they are.