DETROIT — A paramedic in Detroit asserted that he was subjected to discrimination in the workplace.
On May 4, the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) filed a formal complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of the paramedic who works for the Detroit Fire Department.
He reported having faced a series of discriminatory acts over a period of years. Some of the actions include being bypassed for promotion in favor of lesser qualified individuals and being subjected to selective disciplinary action by a supervisor who writes bigoted and anti-immigrant posts on social media.
“No civil servant who risks their life to save others should be subjected to explicit and implicit racism and xenophobia at the workplace,” CAIR-MI Staff Attorney Amy Doukoure said.