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New York Carpenter Sues After Anti-Semitic Harassment at Housing Authority Job

avatar by Joshua Levitt

The Bushwick Houses, Brooklyn, NY. Photo: Screenshot.

The Bushwick Houses, Brooklyn, NY. Photo: Screenshot.

Mitchell Imberman, a Jewish carpenter for the New York City Housing Authority, is suing the institution after years of anti-Semitic abuse from colleagues, the New York Post reported on Sunday citing court documents.

Imberman, 60, said that beginning in 2009, he became the subject of insults and threats from underlings, who called him “filthy Jew,” “Jew d-k” and a “dumb k-ke” at the Bushwick Houses, in Brooklyn.

The court documents alleged that Daniel Coyle, an employee there, said, “I don’t like taking orders from a Jew supervisor.” Another worker, Michael Quijano, was fired after leaving threatening messages on Imberman’s cellphone for months.

Swastikas appeared on the walls and he found feces on his chair, Imberman said. Rather than respond, his bosses supported the abuse, he claimed.

Imberman, who still works for NYCHA, is seeking unspecified damages, the Post said.

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