Mich. Muslim Awarded $1.2 Million in Discrimination Suit

One Michigan county has to pay up

By Carla Murphy Mar 03, 2014

Jurors in a federal court in Detroit last Thursday awarded $1.2 million to a Muslim and Arab-American man who argued that he had been discriminated against in his workplace because of his religion, race and appearance. Ali Aboubaker, 56, who is originally from Tunisia, wears a long beard. He worked for Washtenaw County for 17 years as a bus driver and a maintenance technician before they fired him in 2008.  His attorney describes the two-week jury trial as a "he-said, she-said," case, in which ultimately, the jury believed Aboubaker more.

(h/t Detroit Free Press)