FORT LAUDERDALE – A Hispanic male alleges he was terminated from his position as a maintenance worker because of his national origin.
Fabian Monroy filed a complaint on April 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Broward Division against Marlin Entertainment Inc. alleging discrimination and harassment and violation of the Florida Civil Rights Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was not required to speak English during his six years of employment, and without any warning and necessity, defendant terminated him because he could not speak English. As a result, he alleges he has suffered and will continue to suffer embarrassment, anxiety, humiliation and emotional distress. The plaintiff holds Marlin Entertainment Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly discriminated against him and terminated him because of his national origin.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks a judgment against defendant for its violations; enjoin the defendant from discriminating, harassing and retaliating against him and any employees; compensation for actual damages; prejudgment interest; attorneys' fees and costs and for such other and further relief that are equitable and just. He is represented by R. Martin Saenz and Ria N. Chattergoon of Saenz & Anderson PLLC in Aventura.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Broward Division Case number 1:16-cv-21278