Jury Rejects Egyptian-American FBI Agent's Bias Claim

Law360, Los Angeles (May 24, 2016, 9:46 PM EDT) -- A D.C. federal jury on Tuesday denied an FBI agent's claim that the agency discriminated against him after the 9/11 terrorist attacks because of his Egyptian-American heritage by transferring him to a job for which he was dramatically overqualified.

The jury unanimously decided that whistleblower Bassem Youssef hadn't shown by a preponderance of evidence that the U.S. Department of Justice transferred his job in retaliation after he engaged in protected activity.

The Egyptian-born agent has said the FBI denied him a counterterrorism promotion in favor of someone far less senior because of 9/11-related discrimination claims he was pursuing against the agency....

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