A doctor has been awarded $3.6 million in his discrimination suit against the University of Texas Southwest Medical Center. Dr. Naiel Nasser, an Egyptian-born Muslim and United States citizen, claimed that he was subjected to religious and national origin discrimination in his job at the hospital and, as a result, was compelled to leave. He also claimed that he was pressured to falsely submit bills for his services to insurance companies. A federal court jury in Dallas found that Dr. Nasser had been discriminated against based on his religion and national origin and awarded him $438,000 in back pay and $3.2 million in other damages.
Source: Lexington Herald-Leader
Discrimination based on religion and national origin in the terms, conditions and opportunities of employment violates both federal and Kentucky state law. If you have suffered religious or national origin discrimination in your employment, contact Lexington, Kentucky discrimination lawyer Robert Abell at 859-254-7076.