Dots Inc. Pays $246,500 To Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit
Dots, Inc. pays $246,500 to settle a class racial discrimination lawsuit. The discrimination lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") on behalf of a class of female workers. According to published accounts, Dots denied jobs on a systemic basis to white applicants since at least April 1, 2007. During that time Dots regularly hired black entry-level applicants for sales positions, but excluded white applicants who were equally or better qualified. This is commonly referred to as reverse discrimination.
According to details of the settlement there are 32 class members. That means the 32 women will split the settlement amount. The door swings both way when it comes to racial discrimination. In this case the company was discriminating against white workers and this too is not acceptable. Hopefully after paying this large amount the company will not engage in this type of behavior in the future.
“We hope that this is a wake-up call for Dots and other employers who believe that they are in compliance with the law if they hire minority applicants while excluding white applicants,” said EEOC Attorney Laurie A. Young.