02 Nov Peiffer Wolf and the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Missouri (CAIR-MO) File Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Against Securitas
The Peiffer Wolf Firm and the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Missouri filed a federal, nationwide, class-action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, located in St. Louis, Missouri, on October 21, 2016, alleging Securitas Security Services, USA, Inc. and Securitas Security Services, Inc., commonly known simply as “Securitas,” violated Ms. Zahraa Ali’s and class members’ civil rights by discriminating against them based on their Islamic faith.
The lawsuit alleges that Securitas refused to hire the Plaintiff based on her Islamic faith. The Complaint further alleges that after Ms. Ali, a qualified candidate with six years of correctional officer experience, applied for a security position with Securitas, but was not hired due to her religious practice and beliefs. The Complaint further alleges, “Securitas actually relied on Ms. Ali’s Islamic faith as at least the determinative, and, very likely, the only factor considered prior to instructing the Recruitment Specialist to ‘Just pass on this candidate.’”
A copy of the full complaint is available on the Peiffer Wolf website.
As part of the lawsuit, the Complaint requests that current and former Muslim job applicants receive monetary damages, as well as pre-judgment and post-judgment interest, attorneys’ fees, and other costs of litigation. Additionally, the Complaint requests that the case be certified as a class action and that Securitas be prevented from continuing with similar conduct in the future.
Peiffer Wolf and CAIR-MO Continue Investigating
Peiffer Wolf lawyers often represent individuals whose civil rights have been violated, and CAIR often fights to raise awareness regarding discrimination and to protect the rights of American Muslims.
Most cases of this type are taken on a contingency fee basis, meaning that Peiffer Wolf would advance the case costs, and only get paid for their fees and costs out of money they recover for their clients.
Persons who believe that they have been subjected to discrimination based on their religion, age, sex or race may contact Brandon Wise, one of the attorneys on the case, at 314-833-4825 or at [email protected], for a free, no-obligation evaluation of their recovery options.
Persons who believe they were subjected to anti-Muslim discriminatory conduct may contact Robert A. West, another of the attorneys on the case, at 314-666-0529 or at [email protected] for a free consultation.