MIAMI – A man alleges his former employer discriminated and retaliated against him because of his national origin.
filed a complaint on March 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against
Merrill Lynch, citing alleged religious discrimination, retaliation and violation of civil rights.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff, a Muslim-Arabic man and U.S. resident, alleges that he suffered humiliation, embarrassment, emotional distress, anxiety, loss of self-confidence and was denied the opportunity for promotion to a position he was qualified for. The plaintiff holds Merrill Lynch responsible because the defendant allegedly discriminated against him on the basis of his national origin, created and maintained a hostile work environment, and constructively discharged him.
The plaintiff seeks the following: punitive damages of $33 million, compensation for all costs and expenses for this action, damages for race and national origin-based discrimination and for damages for constructive discharge and retaliation, prejudgment interest, and any further relief as the court may deem just and proper. He is represented by Alexis T-D Benjamin of Alexis Day Benjamin PLC in Miami Gardens.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:16-cv-21010