Recently, a jury awarded a Muslim man $1.1 million in an employment and
religious discrimination case. This represents one of the largest employment
law verdicts for a Muslim American. According to the lawsuit, the man
came to the United States from Tunisia a little over 20 years ago seeking
the “American Dream.” However, he alleged that while employed
as a maintenance worker for the Washtenaw County, he was denied promotions
and eventually wrongfully terminated. As the result of the unlawful termination,
he was unable to find another job and lost everything.
According to the lawsuit the “The man lost his house, he was literally
homeless, and he lost his family and his wife of 26 years. He was destitute.”
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits religious discrimination.
This means that it is illegal to take any negative employment action against
an employee – or potential employee – as the result of the
race or religion, including hiring, firing or failing to promote. If you
have questions about employment discrimination or believe that you may
have been subjected to unlawful discrimination or bias at work, it is
a good idea to consult with a skilled
Atlanta religious discrimination lawyer right away.
Here the man alleged that he was fired partially because of his beard –
a religious mark of manhood.
Following this victory an observer noted that the verdict shows, “that
Americans really can look past the surface and realize all citizens deserve
the same basic rights, no matter where they came from or what they look
At The Buckley Law Firm, we agree. Our
Georgia workplace discrimination attorneys take pride in successfully representing all individuals who have received
unfair and discriminatory treatment at work. Please call our offices immediately
if you have been treated unfairly at your job to find out how we can help you.