BI’s Article search uses Boolean search capabilities. If you are not familiar with these principles, here are some quick tips.
To search specifically for more than one word, put the search term in quotation marks. For example, “workers compensation”. This will limit your search to that combination of words.
To search for a combination of terms, use quotations and the & symbol. For example, “hurricane” & “loss”.
A Phoenix-based airport fueling firm has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission race and national origin harassment lawsuit, in which it was charged with making racial comments about workers who were from various African nations.
Managers at Swissport Fueling Inc. routinely made racist and demeaning comments to fuelers who were from nations including Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Sudan, the EEOC Tuesday in a statement. The firm was charged with violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
In addition to paying $250,000, Swissport must provide anti-harassment training to managers, supervisors and human resources employees, among other terms of the settlement, the EEOC said.
“It is against federal civil rights laws for an employer to single out any group, including the immigrant community, by subjecting it to a hostile work environment based upon its national origin, race and color,” regional attorney Mary Jo O’Neill of the EEOC’s Phoenix district office said in the statement. “Employers have a responsibility to take prompt, corrective action when they learn of such abuse. The action taken must remedy the harassment that already has occurred, stop the misconduct and prevent future abuse.”
An attorney for the company had no comment.
Earlier this week, the agency announced that a federal judge in Casper, Wyoming, had approved a $1.2 million settlement in an EEOC race harassment and retaliation case filed against an oil well services company that was charged with taking no action in response to complaints about racial slurs against its minority employees.
A federal judge in Casper, Wyoming, has approved a $1.2 million settlement in a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission race harassment and retaliation case filed against an oil well services company that was charged with taking no action in response to complaints about racial slurs against its minority employees, the agency said Tuesday.