BATON ROUGE, La. – Affordable Rent-to-Own, LLC, doing business as Affordable Home Furnishings, a furniture retailer and lessor in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, violated federal law when it subjected an African American manager-in-training to a hostile work environment and then discharged him in retaliation when he reported it, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed Monday.