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Employment Discrimination Attorney Jonathan Bell for M. Kotbi

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Mr. Mohamed Kotbi: Everyone had their correct name except me. He handed me “Edgar” instead of Mohamed. I said, “That’s not my name.” He said, “I’m doing you a favor. I’m saving your life tonight. [These are already] secret service. They’re not going to play with you. They’re going to take you out on the spot.”

Newscaster: Kotbi’s lawyer says, considering what he’s gone through, seeking $6 million in compensatory damages is not too much.

Attorney Jonathan Bell: Ten years of discrimination and harassment on a weekly basis? Had to put everyone on notice that this has to end? I don’t even think it’s enough.

Newscaster: Mohamed is still working and bearing a different name on his nametag, one that has his last name. He credits his Union with saving his job, but was supposed to be suspended for a few weeks—he said he agreed to enter anger management, for a coworker accused him of making a threat. He says he simply wants the discrimination to end. We asked but Hilton Worldwide, which owns the Waldorf, would not comment on a pending lawsuit.

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