EEOC ANNOUNCES $1.65 MILLION SETTLEMENT FOR RACIAL HARASSMENT

by Patricia Schaeffer, Vice President-Regulatory Affairs

The EEOC has announced a major settlement of a racial harassment lawsuit for $1,650,000 and significant remedial relief against Conectiv, and subcontractors on behalf of African American employees who were subjected to egregious racial harassment at a construction site in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The agency alleged in its lawsuit that the defendants subjected a class of African American employees to racial slurs and graffiti as well as threats by hangman’s nooses.

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