05/03/2011 09:54 am ET Updated Jul 03, 2011

Mohamed Kotbi, Waldorf Astoria Waiter, Forced To Change Name, Sues Hotel

A North African waiter at New York's Waldorf Astoria was forced by hotel management to change his name multiple times to keep him from scaring guests.

Mohamed Kotbi, a Moroccan-born banquet waiter, had worked at the famous hotel since 1984. But, two days after the September 11 attacks he was asked to don a nametag with a new alias -- John.

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