Former Corewell Health physician sues healthcare group for alleged religious-based discrimination
A former Corewell Health physician is suing the healthcare group for alleged religious-based discrimination. The bombshell lawsuit was filed this week and it claims that one of Corwell Health clinics in Taylor violated the former employee's civil rights among other serious allegations. Samer Ilayan started his residency in 2019 and was eventually hired as an attending at Beaumont Athens Clinic in Tayor. But, in less than a year Dr. Ilayan says he was wrongfully let go. "To say my family worked so hard as immigrants coming to America for a better life, and for me to go through all that hard work, was taken away, it really crushed me," he said. As a practicing Muslim, Dr. Ilayan says requested 5-minute breaks for daily prayers and time to attend weekly Friday prayers. He says his requests were denied.