CAIR-Chicago PILI Fellow Attends Status Hearing for Man Terminated from Job

CAIR-Chicago PILI fellow Elisa Jillson attended a status hearing for a Muslim man of Palestinian descent who was terminated from his job with the Chicago Police Department. The Muslim man had been experiencing harassment on the basis of his religion and ethnicity at work prior to being terminated.

The man’s sergeant had made several discriminating comments and harassed the man on many different occasions using derogatory statements as well. The administration made no effort to stop the harassment after the man had reported it to his superiors.

CAIR-Chicago will continue to represent the man and seek a just resolution.

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