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A former exec is suing Daniel J. Edelman Holdings, alleging disability and racial discrimination

Posted On: Nov 27, 2020   |   Posted By: Business Insider

A former exec is suing Daniel J. Edelman Holdings, alleging disability and racial discrimination

Summary List Placement A former exec at United Entertainment Group, an entertainment, sports, and lifestyle marketing agency, sued parent company Daniel J. Edelman Holdings, alleging racial and disability discrimination.
Jigar Thakarar was hired in 2013 as an account supervisor, rising to senior account supervisor and VP of talent and influencers in 2016, according to his lawsuit.
He alleges in his suit that DJE, the parent of the PR giant Edelman, sent him on remote assignments, worsening his depression and anxiety, and fired him after he requested accommodations.
DJE ultimately fired Thakarar in October 2019 after he took home a client's luxury car instead of leaving it at the Chicago office, he alleges in the suit. The company said Thakarar put its relationship with the client at risk, while Thakarar maintained that he took the car home because he was afraid it would be towed, according to the suit.
Thakarar also alleges in his suit that seven other employees of color like himself were forced out or fired...

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