Jury Chastens Go Daddy For Booting Muslim Worker

Law360, New York (December 19, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal jury has slapped Go Daddy Group Inc. with a $390,000 fine for wrongfully firing a Muslim employee after he complained that he had been denied a management position because of his national origin and religion.

An eight-person jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona handed the verdict down on Friday, ruling that Go Daddy must fork over $250,000 in punitive damages, $135,000 in back pay and $5,000 for emotional pain and suffering to Youssef Bouamama, an Arabic-speaking Moroccan.

The 42-year-old...
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