Muslim man says supervisor used slurs, denied overtime pay

July 25, 2019 GMT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — A Muslim man who worked for a North Carolina coffee supplier alleges in a complaint that a supervisor called him slurs including “ISIS” and forced him to work extra without overtime pay.

Jaber Hassan asked the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Tuesday to investigate his treatment at S&D Coffee and Tea in Concord from 2017 until he resigned this month.

His complaint alleges a supervisor used slurs and sexually harassed him. The complaint filed by a Council on American-Islamic Relations lawyer said Hassan complained to company officials, but the supervisor retaliated by making him unload more trucks than other employees while refusing overtime pay.

S&D Coffee issued a statement Thursday saying it takes the matter seriously and has policies against workplace discrimination. It declined further comment on case specifics.