Former Genentech employee sues over harassment

August 20, 2012 1:14:06 PM PDT
A Muslim woman is suing South San Francisco biotech giant Genentech claiming she was harassed.

The San Mateo Daily Journal reports Nadia Noorzai has filed a $4 million lawsuit in San Mateo County court. She claims co-workers at Genentech humiliated her publicly asking if her relatives from Afghanistan were Taliban and whether she was on the terror no fly list. Noorzai says when she complained management told her to "chill out" and forced her to take unpaid medical leave. Genentech issued a statement, denying any wrongdoing.