The EEOC has been as busy as ever. Below are two recent discrimination settlements.
EEOC Settlement: Race Discrimination at Construction Site
The EEOC has settled a case brought against yet another construction company. The racial harassment case filed against Washington Group International, Inc. was settled for $1.5m. The suit alleged that WGI created a racially hostile work environment for black employees and failed to take appropriate action to remedy the harassment. $1.3m of the settlement will be distributed among 6 black former employees and $200,000 will be shared among 11 similarly situated individuals. The alleged conduct is said to have occurred on a construction job site in Massachusetts.
EEOC Settlement: Age Discrimination Class Action Against Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications settled an age discrimination class action for $773,000. The Maryland-based employer was sued for allegedly discriminating against eight employees ages 47 to 65. The workers were fired during a reduction in force in October 2000. The former employees had been paid severance packages, so the settlement amount constitutes only back-pay remedies.