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EEOC: Even Guardian Angel must honor settlement

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in Discrimination and Harassment,Human Resources

Pittsburgh’s Guardian Angel Ambu­­lance Service faces an EEOC lawsuit alleging it breached a previous settlement agreement with a now-deceased former employee.

The employee had quit the company and sued, alleging race and sex discrimination. The company voluntarily entered into a settlement agreement under which it would pay $5,000 to the former employee’s two children. The EEOC alleges the company paid only $800.

Now it’s suing to collect the other $4,200, plus interest, on behalf of the children. The suit also seeks a court order directing Guardian Angel to reimburse the EEOC for filing fees and to report all future settlement payments directly to the EEOC.

Note: Signing a settlement agreement isn’t enough. Employers such as Guardian Angel must fulfill their obligations under the agreements they sign—or face judgment day in court.

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