Administaff Settles Religious Discrimination Lawsuit For $115,000
Administaff, Inc. will pay $115,000 to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") on behalf of Scott Jacobson and Joey Jacobson. The two brothers were called slurs by managers and coworkers because of their religion, Judaism. The harassment consisted of defacing Scott Jacobson’s work vehicle with a swastika symbol and putting the brothers in a trash bin.
This type of behavior may seem childish and may have been motivated by a herd mentality but it is illegal and dangerous. It is too bad that people have to be so cruel and malicious toward their fellow workers. The real troubling portion of this case is that management took part in the harassment.
“What happened to these workers was cruel and callous, involving physical mistreatment, as well as hateful religious slurs and anti-Semitic symbols” said EEOC Acting Chairman Stuart J. Ishimaru.