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Suit Says Sojitz Discriminates Against Non-Asians

Law360 (November 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The former chief internal auditor of Japan-based Sojitz Corp. of America filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the company Thursday alleging he was discriminated against because he is not Asian.

The suit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, alleged that the company terminated Arnold Schanfield – who is white – when he voiced opposition to the discriminatory favoritism toward the company's Japanese employees. The discrimination, the suit alleged, is systematic at Sojitz Corp. of America, which...
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