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Houston company settles EEOC religious bias case

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A Houston-area construction company will pay $122,500 to settle a lawsuit that alleged a Muslim employee had to endure religious and national-origin discrimination.

The EEOC backed the lawsuit against Pace Services, filed by Mohammad Kaleemuddin. It alleged discrimination against Kaleemuddin because of his Islamic faith and his East Indian descent. The suit claimed Pace discriminated against 13 other black and Hispanic employees, too.

The lawsuit said a Pace supervisor regularly referred to employees using racial stereotypes and slurs. The EEOC claimed that Pace and its managers failed to act to stop the alleged harassment.

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