ATK pays $100,000 to settle race discrimination case

Alliant Techsystems, Inc., a Minnesota-based aerospace company, will pay $100,000 to settle a race discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). According to the EEOC’s suit, Tyeastia Green applied for a job at the company’s Eden Prairie, Minn., location to provide technical support for ATK executives. Although a recruiter initially told her that she had the job, ATK rejected her and hired a white male instead. The EEOC contended that the reasons given by ATK for its decision were a pretext for race discrimination. An EEOC official said it was clear that ATK rejected Green because of the color of her skin, and not because of her skills

Striving for equality is a constant battle in America. Despite many laws put into place to prevent discrimination and equality, it seems that there still persists inequality in many instances across the country. In the workplace, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it illegal to discriminate against someone on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. The law forbids discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. Please visit the EEOC’s website for further information: eeoc.gov.

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