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Accused of Favoring Hispanics, Employer Pays $200K
Posted: April 15, 2021
A California-based ice cream company will pay $200,000 and take other steps to settle a suit that accused it of engaging in national origin discrimination by favoring Hispanic job applicants over others.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit against Fresno-based Helados La Tapatia, which produces Mexican-style desserts.
The agency’s suit accused the employer of violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) by favoring Hispanic job applicants for entry-level positions such as warehouse worker and route sales driver.
It said the employer even discouraged non-Hispanic individuals from applying for work. In addition, it asserted that the employer fired its only non-Hispanic driver in Fresno after just one week based on his race and national origin.
To settle the case, the employer agreed to pay $200,000.
It will also hire an equal employment opportunity consultant and implement a new recruitment plan. It will also provide training for managers and employees.
In addition, it will maintain a tracking system for all complaints of discrimination.
Posted In: Discrimination, Illegal; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)
Want to know more? Read the full article by Tom D'Agostino at HR Morning
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