No Security Clearance, But Clearance To Sue

Law360, New York (May 3, 2011, 10:41 AM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit recently allowed a federal government contractor's employee to proceed with a discrimination lawsuit after he was denied a security clearance and then fired.

In Zeinali v. Raytheon Company,[1] the plaintiff was an engineer of Iranian descent. The engineer position into which he was hired required a "secret" level security clearance by the U.S. Department of Defense. This requirement was well-documented in the job description and other company documents.

After being hired, Zeinali was denied the requested clearance. He requested and was denied "interim"...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.