An Indian-origin man who was among 47 immigrants denied recruitment as police officers for being foreign-born has won a $3.1 million discrimination suit filed against the Chicago police department in the US, according to a media.
Masood Khan won $3.1 million in compensation, along with Glenford Flowers, a Belize-born man, as victims of the discriminatory hiring policy, “American Bazaar” reported on Thursday.
Both men took part and passed the 2006 police exam. But their candidacy was rejected because they had lived in the US for less than 10 years. They filed charges of discrimination, which were upheld by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and referred to the justice department.
“Chicago, through CPD (Chicago police department), has pursued policies and practices that discriminate against individuals born outside the US because of their national origin and that deprive or tend to deprive foreign-born individuals of employment opportunities because of their national origin,” the lawsuit stated.