Midstate Construction Pays $50,000 To Settle National Origin Discrimination Lawsuit
Midstate construction company will pay $50,000 to settle a national origin discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") on behalf of four Latino workers. According to the lawsuit, Midstate subjected the workers to verbal harassment by a former supervisor because of their national origin.
In a case like this, witness statements can be very helpful in forcing a company to settle. Once a company sees that there are many people who witnesses the discrimination, the company is more likely to want to settle and not risk a large judgement at trial.
EEOC attorney Michael Baldonado added, “All employers should be vigilant that they are in compliance with our federal laws that protect all employees, regardless of where they come from.”