White Plains-based Marjam Supply, a building supply company, has agreed to pay $495,000 to settle the complaints of five black employees. The five filed charges with the EEOC, charging the supervisors repeatedly used racial slurs, talked about joining the Ku Klux Klan and threatened to burn crosses on the workers’ lawns.
Additionally, the workers alleged they were subjected to different discipline and termination rules. A co-worker who complained about the conditions was terminated.
In addition to the monetary penalties, Marjam supervisors will undergo training, and the company must hire an equal employment opportunity officer.
- How to Fire an Employee the Legal Way: 6 Termination Guidelines
- Seniority puts Delta, Northwest airline merger in holding pattern
- Donor's gift causes OSHA fines for fire department
- Mere psychiatric diagnosis does not a disability make
- How should we handle tip calculations that factor out credit card fees?