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Muslim woman wins discrimination verdict against Southwestern Bell

The AT&T unit will pay former employee $5 million

A jury has ordered AT&T to pay a former employee, who was a Muslim, $5 million in punitive for creating a “hostile work environment” based on the woman’s religion.

Susan Bashir began working for Southwestern Bell, a unit of AT&T, in 1999 as a network technician. At the time, Bashir was Christian. In 2005, she converted to the Islamic faith, at which time she says a pattern of discriminatory and offensive conduct among her supervisors began.


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