Indian Muslim worker sued Accenture US for discrimination

NEW YORK: Mohammad Ali, an Indian Muslim worker has sued Accenture, one of the larger US consulting firms claiming that he was discriminated at work because of his race and religion.

According to the lawsuit, filed in Houston federal court, Ali alleged that he was paid a lower salary, demoted and he wasn’t given his annual bonus and “the discrimination has caused Mr. Ali significant economic harm—in the neighborhood of seven figures,” reported Bloomberg.

According to Ali, even though he regularly exceeded the given annual sales targets, he was paid a lower salary than his counterparts.

He claims that he gave a $50 million sales target, whereas his colleagues had targets of $30 million. His white manager knew that Ali is a practising Muslim.

The manager who allegedly also said Ali that he agrees with Trump’s views, justified the elevated target saying that “wasn’t going to be like Bernie Sanders and give handouts.”