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Texas Jewish man sues for discrimination

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May 23, 2012 | 10:26 am

A Jewish man in Texas is suing his former employer over discrimination claims.

Sheldon Reichstein in his lawsuit against the Youth Advocate Programs Inc. alleges that various employees made discriminatory remarks about his race and religion, according to the Southeast Texas Record. A secretary allegedly said that Reichstein was treating her like a Hebrew slave.

Reichstein worked for the organization for 11 years before he was dismissed in April.

He was the company’s only white, Jewish administrator in the Harris and Jefferson counties of Texas, according to the suit.

The suit alleges that once the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission agreed his complaint warranted a lawsuit, he was fired in retaliation.

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