Alleged Allstate whistleblower sued for $700K over insurance discrimination accusations

Mehda Joshi claimed that the insurance company sought to deny coverage to visible minorities in Canada.A former Allstate employee in Canada sued the company for wrongful dismissal and publicly accused the company of insurance discrimination. The company has now launched a counterclaim against the woman, Mehdi Joshi, for over $700,000 in damages. The legal battle between Joshi and Allstate Insurance Canada began in a Toronto court last week. This court battle is in Canada’s national spotlight and is also being watched by many other countries around the world due to the insurance company’s size and the nature of the accusations. It could also prove to be a defining legal moment in the Toronto court. Depending on the final ruling, it could set a precedent for similar cases in the future. According to Joshi’s lawyer in the wrongful dismissal suit against Allstate, Andrew Monkhouse, a ruling in favour of the insurer could produce a dangerous precedent and may discourage employee in the private sector from speaking out against their employers.

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