(PRWEB) June 20, 2002
Contact: Jason Waters
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MULTIPLE LAWSUITS FILED AGAINST OPTIONS TALENT GROUP (OPTG.OB) FOR UNETHICAL BUSINESS PRACTICES
OPTG Chairman Mohamed Hadid Purchased E-Models
Utilizing Falsified Advisory Board Brochure to Help Sell Model Services to Unaware ÂPotential ModelsÂ
(Los Angeles, CA, June 18, 2002) ÂÂ A former talent scouting executive has filed multiple lawsuits against Options Talent Group, a publicly traded company, for unethical business practices, backpay, and violations in delaying hiring the plaintiff due to his Jewish religion.
The former employee also filed reports with the United States Immigration & Natutralization Services, Federal Bureau of Investigation and California Occupational Health & Safety Board as well as the lawsuits one day before resigning with resignation letters and intent to sue being sent to the then headquarters of the company in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles office that is owned directly by Options Talent denied that any payment was due.
Mohamed HadidÂs Options Talent Group advertises on Monster.com promising a Fortune 500 benefits package and employee package that makes it clear that ethics are one of its highest corporate values while clearly violating its own mission.
Options Talent Office Directors across the country tout the Advisory Board printed in its main brochure and in its sales pitch, highlighted by biographies of such well known figures as actor Don Johnson, fashion executive Paul Marciano of Guess? Inc., and Brian Jackson, Senior Vice President, EMI Music Group who suppposedly support the company.
Unfortunately none of these high profile gurus are on the Advisory Board although you would not know that if you believed the glossy brochure and smooth sales pitch. Corporate Communications has strongly denied that Mr. Marciano has ever been connected to Options Talent. Representatives gave similar responses for Brian Jackson and Don Johnson.
Office Director Mitra Husseini who trained the Plaintiff, mainly focused mainly on sales and how to make them and little about how to spot quality models. One successful creative story that an employee use and which is approved by the company is that he presents himself to potential clients as the President of Options Talent.
Charges may also be filed by the Plaintiff with the Equal Oppourtunity Employment Commission due to discrimination for being Jewish in the hiring process.
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