US firm sued for harassing Indian

US firm sued for harassing Indian

The lawsuit has been filed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of Inderpal Nayyar, who worked as a security guard for Guardsmark in California.

Nayyar faced harassment regarding his Indian origin and his age. Nayyar’s co-worker repeatedly ridiculed his turban and accent and told him “you are too old” and “you need to retire”.

Despite complaints by Nayyar, Guardsmark took no action to address the harassment.

Instead, Nayyar was transferred, which ultimately led to a reduction of his hours and loss in benefits. Nayyar later resigned. “When I told my managers about the harassment, nothing happened, and then, worse yet, I suffered retaliation for speaking out. All I wanted was to be able to do my job in peace,” he said.

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