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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Al-habash v. Raytheon (Discrimination)

Former Raytheon engineer Ammar Al-habash filed a complaint against Raytheon alleging religious, race, and national origin discrimination and retaliation. Al-habash, a Muslim U.S. citizen born in Syria, alleged that he was assigned tasks outside his competency level, was prevented from completing applications for project clearance, and was passed over for promotions because of his religious/ethnic background. He claimed to have observed a pattern of racist and prejudiced comments by Raytheon employees regarding Muslims and Arabs. He also claimed that he received his first negative annual performance review after filing a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In November 2016, the jury found Al-habash had been discriminated against based on his national origin and awarded him $321,525 in lost wages and benefits and $500,000 in punitive damages.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Complaint
7/2/2015
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Raytheon Company $821,525
Further Information Released
Verdict 11/4/2016
Complaint 7/2/2015

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database