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Employment Discrimination comes at a cost for employers

The Civil Rights Act was passed into law 52 years ago, yet even today, large employers are found in violation of the law.  An internationally-held company that produces stainless steel was ordered to pay a $150,000 settlement and implement new anti-discrimination policies and training when it was found guilty of violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

The company had hired white applicants to fill Team Leader positions when there were five better-qualified black employees available for the jobs.  In addition to the financial settlement, the company will provide anti-discrimination training to employees and post anti-discrimination notices throughout its plant.

“We have come a long way since Title VII was enacted,” said Jeffrey Freedman, managing attorney, Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys, PLLC. “But discrimination is still occurring, not just in hiring practices, but also in favoring white employees over people of color for promotion.  As long as this continues, attorneys who focus on discrimination will pursue actions against companies that make employment decisions based on race, rather than skill and experience.”

If you or someone you know has been discriminated against because of race, gender or sexual orientation, contact Jeffrey Freedman Attorneys, PLLC at 1-800-343-8537.