EEOC Sues Merrill Over Muslim Analyst

Law360, New York (June 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has accused Merrill Lynch & Co. of discriminating against a worker and eventually firing him because he is a Muslim Iranian.

In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Southern New York, the commission accused the investment bank of treating Majid Borumand unlawfully.

Merrill Lynch denied the accusation Tuesday through its spokesman Mark Herr. “We regret the EEOC believes there are grounds for its filing. Mr. Borumand claims that he was treated improperly because...
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