Baird Tree Settles National Origin Wage Discrimination Suit
Baird Tree Company will settle a national origin discrimination lawsuit filed by the EEOC on behalf of 19 Hispanic former employees. According to the lawsuit, Baird Tree maintained a policy and practice of failing to pay Hispanic employees overtime wages while paying non-Hispanic American workers such wages. The EEOC also alleged that Baird Tree threatened to terminate employees for complaining about the wages. This alleged conduct violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In the consent decree, Baird Tree agreed to pay $19,000 in compensatory damages to the claimants. In addition to the compensatory damages, the decree enjoins Baird Tree from engaging in future unlawful national origin discrimination and retaliation against any employee.
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Press Release, Baird Tree to Settle EEOC National Origin Wage Discrimination Lawsuit, (Nov. 4, 2013).comments powered by Disqus