By | The Tampa Tribune
Published: August 09, 2011
A former employee of auditing giant PricewaterhouseCoopers is suing the company, saying he was fired three years ago because he was Arab, a Muslim and critical of the firm's diversity hiring practices.
Issam Azziz, 38, filed his employment discrimination and retaliation lawsuit today in U.S. District Court.
"What happened to me shouldn't have happened to any other person," Azziz said. "I am suing so no one else will have to feel this pain."...
..."This country was founded on the principle that no one would be treated differently because of their religion or race," said Hassan Shibly, executive director of the Tampa chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations. "There is no room for discrimination in our country or Tampa."
Shibly and Ahmed Bedier, a civil rights and community activist, stood with Azziz and his attorney Peter Helwig at a press conference called after the lawsuit was filed.... (Read full article)