Consumer Law

A Black Doctor Accuses JPMorgan Chase of Racial Discrimination

A Black doctor is suing JPMorgan Chase and two employees at the bank’s Sugar Land, Texas, branch for racial discrimination after she says she was refused service to open a bank account.

Dr. Malika Mitchell-Stewart, 34, completed her residency at the end of last year and planned to open a bank account with a $16,780.16 check at the Chase bank in Sugar Land, according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit claims that when Mitchell-Stewart presented her check to one of the bank’s employees, they began to ask questions challenging the validity of the check as well as Mitchell-Stewart’s employment as a doctor. The employee then allegedly told Mitchell-Stewart that they had to verify the check with the bank manager, the second employee named in the case, who is not actually a bank manager but an associate banker and lead teller-operations specialist, according to the lawsuit.

Read the source article at The Hill

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