What to Know
- Sahna ElBanna alleges she endured 2 semesters at Union County College with the teacher making derogatory comments toward Muslims
- Her lawyer says she asked the professor to stop talking like that; then she got an F in the class
- A spokesman for the college says the school is investigating a complaint ElBanna made against the prof, but declined comment on the suit
A student has filed a lawsuit against a New Jersey college claiming her professor gave her an "F'' in a course because she is Muslim.
Sahna ElBanna alleges she endured two semesters of Toby Grodner making derogatory comments toward Muslims at Union County College, according to NJ.com.
ElBanna asked Grodner to stop after he made comments during a marketing class in the fall 2016 semester. ElBanna's lawyer says she received an "F'' for that class, even though she received two "A''s on assignments worth 60 percent of her grade.
A spokesman for the college says they are investigating a complaint ElBanna filed against the professor. He declined to comment on the lawsuit.
ElBanna's lawyer says the grade could delay her graduation and cost the student to make up the course.
Grodner didn't immediately return messages seeking comment.