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Barrett & Farahany's First Post-Merger Case Featured on NBC News

Posted by Kathy Harrington-Sullivan | Oct 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

NBC News recently featured a story on Fariba Moeinpour, a research scientist and a Barrett and Farahany client who filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against her former employer, the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The suit, which is Barrett and Farahany's first as a multistate firm, alleges that Moeinpour's co-worker harassed her for years because of Moeinpour's Iranian ethnicity.

Attorneys Amanda Farahany, Kira Fonteneau, Grace Starling and Matt Billips are working on the case, pursuing justice for Moeinpour, who says her co-worker's verbal harassment escalated over the years to threats of violence. She claims that her co-worker, a data analyst, went as far as to pull a gun on her in the UAB parking deck. 

The suit also notes that the university, specifically Moeinpour's supervisor and human resources, failed to address the situation. After nine years of harassment, Moeinpour was fired in early 2020. Learn more about the details of the case through NBC News

Barrett & Farahany is the largest firm in the Southeast dedicated exclusively to representing employees. At Barrett & Farahany, we are happy to answer any questions about workplace discrimination. If you or anyone you know is looking for answers, please contact us to speak to one of our attorneys.

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Kathy Harrington-Sullivan

Kathy Harrington Sullivan is a Partner at Barrett & Farahany who helps potential clients understand the law, clarify their rights, and determine which steps they can take to protect themselves and their jobs.


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