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Morgan Stanley Worker Appeals New York #MeToo Arbitration Ruling

July 25, 2019, 6:05 PM

A former Morgan Stanley trade associate, who says he experienced harassment and bias at the financial giant because he was openly gay and Muslim, will appeal a ruling that forced his case into arbitration despite New York’s #MeToo law that aimed to keep those types of claims in court.

Mahmoud Latif will appeal a June 26 decision from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York that found that his lawsuit against his former employer couldn’t proceed in court because of an arbitration agreement he signed. The decision by Judge Denise Cote relied instead on the federal ...