Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP filed a lawsuit on September 18, 2015 in the Supreme Court of New York in New York County against JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Abdool Shakur (collectively, “Defendants”). The Plaintiff, a former employee at Chase Bank in New York City, brings this lawsuit to seek relief for Defendants’ violations of his legal rights. Plaintiff is alleging discrimination based on his age and retaliation committed by Defendants against him in violation of the New York City Human Rights Law (the “NYCHRL”). Plaintiff is seeking both compensatory and punitive damages, attorneys’ fees and costs, declaratory and injunctive relief, and other legal and equitable relief.
The lawsuit alleges that Plaintiff, who was a Licensed Personal Banker and Relationship Banker in the Consumer Banking Unit at several different JPMorgan branches in the New York City area for over 7 years, was discriminated against based on his age. Plaintiff, a 64 year old, alleged that he was suffering through constant discrimination and harassment committed by his Branch Manager, who was about half his age. Plaintiff alleged that his Branch Manager continually made discriminatory remarks including asking when he was going to retire, referring to him as an “old man,” and saying that Plaintiff reminded him of his father, among other things. Additionally, Plaintiff alleged that he was singled out and required to perform duties outside of his job responsibilities, such as cleaning and making coffee. Despite Plaintiff’s continued complaints to Human Resources, the discrimination and harassment did not stop. Moreover, Plaintiff seeks damages for retaliation in violation of the NYCHRL after being terminated just one month after making a complaint about the way he was being treated by his Branch Manager.
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