Monday, December 21, 2015

Non-U.S. Citizen’s Discrimination And Retaliation Claims Against Bank Survive Dismissal

Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP, Lexology

On November 5th, the Southern District of Florida refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed against JP Morgan Chase Bank by one of its former bank tellers. The plaintiff, a Brazilian citizen, alleged the Bank violated anti-discrimination and retaliation laws under 42 U.S.C. § 1981. He complained the Bank treated him differently than U.S. citizens and non-Brazilian employees and then fired him after he reported alleged discrimination against both him and the Bank’s non-U.S. citizen clients.

Read the story here.

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