INDUSTRIAL CLEANING COMPANY MAY NEED TO CLEAN UP ITS ACT
Ecoserv, LLC., a Louisiana industrial cleaning company, was recently served with a lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging discriminatory hiring practices.
The company allegedly instructed its human resources person to limit the number of African American workers she hired. It also declined some positions to women or older workers. When the HR employee objected to those practices, she was later terminated.
Believing that such practices violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the EEOC filed litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Lafayette Division, (Civil Action No. 23-1321) seeking monetary damages and injunctive relief.
In a written statement, Rudy Sustaita, regional attorney for the EEOC’s Houston District Office, observed, “Title VII and the ADEA protect workers who refuse to follow orders to discriminate by making retaliation illegal.” While Michael Kirkland, director of the EEOC’s New Orleans Field Office, added, “It is unacceptable for employers to deny employment opportunities to applicants because of their age, race or sex."
Think Ecoserv will come clean?
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