A fired Muslim employee has filed a lawsuit against the Detroit Medical Center alleging religious and ethnic harassment before being unlawfully terminated.
The announcement was made this morning at the Michigan office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Southfield this morning.
According to the suit, Yasser Sharif, 36, of Macomb Township was employed as a specialist in the poison control center at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan since 2004 and fired last November after alerting management to scheduling abuses in his department.
During his employment, Sharif was subjected to “Islama-phobic” and “anti-Arab” comments by other employees, alleged Dawud Walid, executive director of Michigan CAIR.
The suit was filed Friday in Wayne County Circuit Court. The case has been assigned to Kathleen MacDonald. Hospital representatives have yet to respond to the allegations.