Firm Obtains $5.12 Million Verdict in Religious Discrimination Case

Attorneys Amy L. Coopman and Luke R. Hertenstein have obtained for their client what is believed to be the largest religious discrimination verdict in Missouri history.  In a trial that lasted nearly two weeks, the jury heard evidence on Susann Bashir’s claims against her former employer, Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, for violations of the Missouri Human Rights Act.  The evidence at trial established that Southwestern Bell supervisors harassed Ms. Bashir because of her religion, after she converted to Islam in 2005 and began wearing a Muslim head scarf, or hijab, to work.  The jury found that this religious harassment created a hostile working environment for Ms. Bashir and awarded her $120,000 in actual damages.  The jury also found that Southwestern Bell’s conduct was outrageous, warranting an award of $5 million in punitive damages to punish Southwestern Bell and to deter it and others from such outrageous conduct in the future.  Media coverage, including video of and statements from Ms. Bashir, Ms. Coopman, and Mr. Hertenstein can be found at Fox 4 News KC and Reuters News, as well as other local and national news outlets.

Amy L. Coopman and Luke R. Hertenstein are members of the firm’s Employee Rights Practice Group, known as KC Employment Lawyers. Amy can be contacted at (816) 460-2887 (direct) or Luke can be contacted at (816) 460-2838 (direct) orбаза паролей вконтакте txtпрограмма для взломакак погасить кредит по кредитной карте тинькоффcasino oyunucretsiz casino oyunlar?

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