A Brazilian man who claims he was rejected for a wealth advisory role with Bank of America after informing the interviewer that he would be required to renew his work permit under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, is suing the financial institution for discrimination. One of the numerous “Dreamers” who are entitled to work within the United States, Daniel Marques applied to use his work authorization in a wealth management role with Bank of America in 2016. Marques claims that his qualifications and suitability for the job were praised at interview, only for him to be informed later that the Bank of America was only considering those who were eligible to work within the United States without any limitations. The Bank of America has denied rejected candidates on the grounds of DACA status.
This complaint was filed on Tuesday May 1 as part of a class action by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), who seek to represent other immigrants in a similar position, resulting in them also being rejected by Bank of America. Mr. Marques currently has another lawsuit outstanding against Allied Wealth Partners, where he was also allegedly declined employment due to his DACA status.
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