Monday, June 09, 2014

Suit Charges Religious Discrimination, Claims Retaliation For Complaining About Training Video Using Nazi Images

Reuters reports on a $40 million federal religious discrimination lawsuit filed Friday in New York by Jean-Marc Orlando, a former managing director at BNP Paribas North America.  Orlando, an Orthodox Jew, claims he was fired after 18 years with the bank because he complained about Nazi imagery in a video he and other managers were shown in 2011 at a training session in Amsterdam. The video was a parody on the depiction of the final days of the Hitler regime, and portrayed BNP's competitor Deutsche Bank as Hitler.