The EEOC and the Hilton Lisle/Naperville Hotel in Lisle have agreed to settle a national-origin harassment suit filed by several Hispanic employees who worked in the hotel’s kitchen. The group will split a $195,000 settlement.
In its complaint, the EEOC alleged the hotel’s executive chef frequently called Hispanic employees “wetbacks.”
Efforts to resolve the dispute through the EEOC conciliation process failed. But once the EEOC filed suit on behalf of the plaintiffs, the hotel decided it was time to settle.
Two employees who originally filed the suit will split the money with a third employee who endured the same treatment. Some of the settlement money pays attorneys’ fees.
The consent decree governing the settlement requires the hotel to report any further complaints of retaliation or national-origin harassment to the EEOC. All employees at the hotel must undergo remedial training on national-origin discrimination.
The chef will receive his own personal anti-discrimination training course.
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