Dias Landscapes Corporation of Boynton Beach will pay $150,000 to settle an EEOC lawsuit over firing five Haitian employees and replacing them with Hispanic workers.
The plaintiffs, who will split the settlement, accuse the company of a pattern of preferring Hispanics over Haitians.
On one occasion, a supervisor took the Haitians’ work gloves and gave them to Hispanic workers, leaving the Haitians to work barehanded.
Like many small employers, Dias had no anti-discrimination policy in place.
As the settlement shows, no company can afford to cut that corner.
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