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EEOC ticked after tech firm reneges on agreement

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The EEOC is taking aim with both barrels at a Newark IT firm after the company allegedly reneged on a conciliation agreement the commission brokered following accusations of discrimination.

In 2009, HD Dimension Corp. agreed to settle an age- and race-bias complaint after going through the EEOC’s conciliation process. The deal called for the company to pay $32,500 to an applicant who was wrongly denied a job. It also agreed to provide anti-discrimination training to company supervisors.

HD Dimension set up an installment plan to pay the plaintiff, but stopped writing checks after six months. The EEOC tried for more than a year to coax payments from the company, but failed. Plus, the commission alleges the company never conducted any of the required training.

Frustrated, the EEOC filed suit seeking to force the company to live up to its agreement.

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