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USA: Former Hispanic employee files lawsuit against Standard & Poor’s for humiliation & harassment

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22 June 2007

Fired Employee Files $5M Bias Lawsuit Against Standard & Poor’s [USA]

Author: Samuel Maull, Associated Press

A former employee of Standard & Poor’s has filed a $5 million discrimination lawsuit that accuses the financial information company of allowing other employees to harass and humiliate him because of his Hispanic ancestry and then fire him because he complained. Raphael Garcia...says in papers filed in Manhattan’s state Supreme Court that somebody spat on his computer keyboard while he was away from his desk...[he] was called “dumb” along with vulgar names for people of Hispanic background, was paid less than white co-workers...A spokesman for the McGraw-Hill Cos., parent of S&P, said Garcia’s complaints were thoroughly investigated and were found to be unsubstantiated and without merit.

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Author: EFE

Un hispano demandó por cinco millones de dólares a la agencia de información financiera Standard & Poor"s, su ex empleadora, a la que acusó de discriminación y de haber permitido que otros empleados lo humillaran por su origen latinoamericano. Raphael García...también alegó en su demanda en la Corte Suprema de Manhathan que fue despedido en junio de 2006 luego de quejarse por esa situación...aseguró que fue llamado "tonto" e insultado por su origen hispano, que recibió un sueldo menor al de sus colegas blancos...Un portavoz de McGraw-Hill Cos., empresa matriz de Standard & Poor"s, dijo que las denuncias son infundadas y que la empresa se defenderá "enérgicamente".

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