According to the Arizona Republic, the former chairman and chief executive of Scottsdale, Arizona-based Patchlink, Sean Moshir, filed the suit in Maricopa County Superior Court. He alleges that the discrimination began in 2000, when Moshir said he started being pressured by board members and others to terminate minority employees.
Five years later, in 2005, the board ousted Moshir
as chief executive and replaced him with a man Moshir
claims went on to terminate all of the males of Middle
Eastern descent at the company’s headquarters.
According to the Republic, some of the defendants include three venture capitalists with investments in the company, a national cybersecurity expert, and an industry consultant who lasted three months as Moshir’s replacement.
The discrimination lawsuit was filed in July and a separate suit over severance pay was filed in January.