Winston-Salem based Salem Electric Co. has settled charges it discriminated against a black worker, Rodney Tonkins, when it accused him of being responsible for breaking a number of light fixtures the company was supposed to install.
The company alleged Tonkins was in charge of the workers at the time and therefore was responsible for the breakage. An EEOC investigation revealed that two white employees were in fact supervising the crew, and neither was disciplined.
The EEOC’s threat to move from investigating Tonkins’ complaint to suing on his behalf apparently got Salem Electric’s attention. The company agreed to pay Tonkins.
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