Muslim’s Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Against Bed Bath & Beyond

In a recent Manhattan federal lawsuit, captioned Jose Alcantara v. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and Kellie Marsalli, SDNY 15-cv-08770 (filed 11/6/15), plaintiff (a Muslim cancer survivor) alleges that he was subjected to a hostile work environment, retaliated against, denied a raise and promotion, and terminated based upon his religion.

Plaintiff alleges, among other things, that defendant(s) frequently called him a “terrorist”; “interrogated [him] about the Muslim thing”; harassed him about his beard; rewrote a performance evaluation because it was “too fair” to him; and changed plaintiff’s schedule by hand while he was on vacation to schedule his return to work three days earlier than originally scheduled and then fired him for being a “no call no show.”

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