Muslim employee sues Lane Bryant for religious discrimination

Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau Jul. 20, 2012, 11:00am


SHERMAN - Claiming she was terminated for no reason, a Muslim employee has filed a lawsuit against Lane Bryant for religious discrimination and discrimination based on national origin.

Suleen B. Mohammad filed suit against Lane Bryant Inc. and Bryant Outlet #4279 Inc. on July 12 in the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division.

According to the suit, Mohammad is a Muslim woman of Iranian origin. She worked for Lane Bryant from April 23 through May 11.

Mohammad claims she was faced with discriminatory remarks, including mispronunciation of her name.

She states that she was not offered any legitimate reason for termination.

The defendants are accused of religious discrimination, national original discrimination, violating Mohammad's civil rights, and for ultimately, discharging Mohammad because of her religion.

The plaintiff is asking the court to issue an injunction enjoining Lane Bryant from continuing to discriminate and for an award of damages for back pay, front pay, employee benefits, compensatory and punitive damages for mental anguish, humiliation, loss of privacy, loss of reputation and emotional distress, interest and attorney's fees.

Mohammad is represented by Rod B. Khavari and Farid Moghadassi of Khavari & Moghadassi Attorneys at Law P.C. in Dallas. A jury trial is requested.

Case No. 4:12-cv-00428

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