CAIR sues luxury hotel for alleged employee discrimination [USA]

Author: Paltalk News Network, Published on: 5 September 2011

CAIR [Council on American-Islamic Relations] has filed a lawsuit against a Washington, D.C., hotel on behalf of a Muslim employee who says he faced discrimination after he was barred from carrying out his duties on floors occupied...by a visiting Israeli delegation. In its suit filed...against the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations alleges that in December of 2010, the American citizen of Moroccan heritage was forbidden to go to the 8th or 9th floors of the hotel because an Israeli delegation was staying there. He was reportedly barred from those floors despite the fact that he had previously undergone an FBI background check and had carried out his duties for other foreign delegations and dignitaries, including former American presidents...CAIR’s suit also alleges that the hotel retaliated against the employee for complaining about the discriminatory treatment.

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