Ex-employee Sues Disney Accusing Firm Of Discrimination

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A former Disney worker has filed a lawsuit that accuses the corporate of discriminating in opposition to him due to his Moroccan nationality.

Abderrahmane Sebti, who labored at ESPN Vast World of Sports activities Advanced at Walt Disney World Resort till he was terminated in 2014, is searching for greater than $75,000 within the criticism in opposition to his former employer filed in U.S. District Court docket’s Orlando division final week.

In his lawsuit, Sebti accused Disney of violating his civil rights and making a hostile working surroundings. The allegations embody Sebti being prevented from praying throughout his Ramadan quick and passing him up on promotions. He additionally complained he discovered a noose at work, which was reported to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Workplace.

“Now we have not been formally served with the criticism and can reply as acceptable in court docket,” Disney stated in an announcement. Sebti’s legal professional, Jay Romano, declined to remark Tuesday.

Sebti stated he discovered minor scratches on his automotive after which afterward what seemed like a noose made out of inexperienced duct tape on his workplace chair in December 2012, based on a report from the Osceola County Sheriff’s Workplace.

“… He feels the noose was an indication telling to go ’hold himself’ and feels that his is being threatened,” the sheriff’s January 2013 incident report stated.

The sheriff’s workplace later decided the incident was “unfounded,” which means the detective discovered no fact to the allegations or there was no proof against the law was dedicated. No arrests have been made, a sheriff’s spokeswoman stated Tuesday.

Sebti, a premium and particular occasions coordinator on the ESPN advanced, had labored at Disney since 1989, the lawsuit stated.

He’s searching for damages for misplaced wages, damages to his skilled status and psychological misery, court docket paperwork present.

The sheriff’s workplace later decided the incident was “unfounded,” which means the detective discovered no fact to the allegations or there was no proof against the law was dedicated. No arrests have been made, a sheriff’s spokeswoman stated Tuesday.

Sebti, a premium- and special-events coordinator on the sports activities advanced, had labored at Walt Disney since 1989, the lawsuit stated.

(c) 2018 The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Fla.)

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