A former employee of Standard & Poor’s has filed a $5 million discrimination lawsuit that accuses the financial information company of allowing other employees to harass and humiliate him because of his Hispanic ancestry and then fire him because he complained.

Raphael Garcia, of the Bronx, N.Y., says in papers filed in Manhattan’s state Supreme Court that somebody spat on his computer keyboard while he was away from his desk and rummaged through his drawers and personal belongings.