In Las Vegas, Nevada, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought a lawsuit on behalf of black employees who faced racial comments, bias and retaliation for protesting for which they were fired. Findlay Automotive Group, Inc., which is a car dealership in Henderson, Nevada, is set to pay $150,000 to two black employees for the discrimination, harassment and retaliation they faced. In addition to monetary relief, Honda will hire an outside EEO consultant, the company will distribute its policies and complaint procedures on workplace discrimination, harassment and retaliation, as well as track future complaints; and offer annual training. See for more information HERE.
Employer retaliation constitutes any adverse action taken by an employer when an employee has filed a complaint against the employer. Different forms of retaliation include harassment or discrimination, as well as getting fired or being punished by an employer. According to the United States Department of Labor, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. This law is enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In addition, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. This law is enforced by the Civil Rights Center. See: http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/discrimination/ethnicdisc.htm
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