Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Lawsuit filed against ACCESS in Dearborn by Yemeni employees

Lawsuit Filed Against the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) of Dearborn SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 7

Sommers Schwartz, P.C., announces that a lawsuit was filed in United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, last Friday, March 3, 2006, on behalf of plaintiff Bushra Alawie, against ACCESS of Dearborn.Details

WHAT: Plaintiff is claiming that the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) is in violation of discrimination against Yemeni employees. The following counts have been filed in this U.S. District Court lawsuit: Religious Discrimination, National Origin Discrimination, Retaliation, Family and Medical Leave Act Violation and Age Discrimination. U.S. District Court Judge Anna Diggs Taylor has been assigned to the case.

WHO:* Plaintiff, Bushra Alawie, a former employee of ACCESS, who was ultimately terminated.Sommers Schwartz ranks among Michigan's largest law firms. Eleven of the firm's nearly 80 lawyers have been distinguished as "Best Lawyers in America." To reach Sommers Schwartz, P.C., in Southfield, Michigan, phone 248-355-0300. The Law Offices of Sommers Schwartz, P.C., are located at 2000 Town Center, Suite 900 ­ 9th floor board room. Source: Sommers Schwartz, P.C.

CONTACT: Mort Meisner of Mort Meisner Associates, +1-248-545-2222; orKristin Schenden Russell of Schenden Comm., +1-248-895-5638

NOTE TO EDITORS: AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS: * Gerald D. Wahl, Attorney for Plaintiff, Sommers Schwartz, P.C., along with his client, Bushra Alawie of Dearborn, Michigan.