Law Firm Faces Trial in Muslim Discrimination Case

In the emotionally charged weeks and months after the Sept. 11 attacks, Zafar Hasan encountered a chill in the air at Foley & Lardner in Chicago, where he worked as an associate in the business law practice group.

Hasan, a Muslim of Indian descent, saw his billable hours drop sharply and started to receive critical performance reviews. A year later, he was fired.

Credibility Problem

Inconsistent testimony hurt Foley's case, says Paul Secunda, an associate professor of law at Marquette Law School.

Judith Crown

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