Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Fil-Am oil worker wins discrimination case vs. US company

A Filipino-American oil worker won a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against his former employer after he was allegedly fired for complaining about harassment.
The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said Matthew Clark will receive $250,000 from American Casing & Equipment, Inc. among other reliefs to settle the discrimination and retaliation lawsuit it filed on the laborer's behalf.
According to the EEOC's lawsuit, Clark was harassed while employed as a laborer by the oil field service company from November 2012 to January 2014.
Clark was called a "non-white m----f----r," "non-white guy," "spic," "n----r," "monkey" and "ape" by a white manager.
The same manager allegedly urinated on Clark's legs while the laborer worked under a truck.
Clark's supervisor witnessed the harassment but allegedly took no action to stop it. He complained to the company's safety manager and was fired for airing his grievances.
In the two-year consent decree signed by US District Judge Daniel L. Hovland, American Casing & Equipment is mandated to give Clark's potential employers a neutral reference and pay for his legal fees.
The company is also required to train its managers, supervisors, and employees on federal laws prohibiting race and national origin discrimination and retaliation.
The company must also revise its performance evaluation criteria to include EEEO laws and other anti-discrimination and retaliation policies and report relevant incidents to the EEOC. Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News

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