Eberstein & Witherite lawyers discuss a recent EEOC announcement regarding a car dealership ordered to pay $100,000 in a discrimination case.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently announced that a car dealership in Illinois will be required to pay $100,000 following an investigation into allegations of religious discrimination against Arab Muslim employees.
Source: The Chicago Tribune Report “Rizza Cadillac to pay $100K in discrimination case”
“Tinley Park car dealership Rizza Buick GMC Cadillac, Inc. must pay $100,000 to resolve a religious discrimination.”
To read further about the discrimination case, please visit http://legalnews.findlaw.com/article/1c2573478a95de76f2fc08fab964f175.
The EEOC filed a lawsuit against Rizza Cadillac charging that its managers violated federal law in fostering a hostile work environment, and engaged in actions that were offensive to Muslim and Arab sales workers there.
Source: Press Release “EEOC Sues Rizza Cadillac of Tinley Park, Citing Harassment of Arab and Muslim Sales Staff”
“According to the EEOC’s suit, Rizza Cadillac managers fostered the discriminatory work environment using offensive slurs, such as “terrorist,” “sand n—-r,” and “Hezbollah,” and making mocking and insulting references to the Qur’an and the manner in which Muslims pray.”
To read more about the EEOC complaint, please visit http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/9-18-13c.cfm.
The Dallas based discrimination attorneys of Eberstein & Witherite say taking such complaints to regulatory agencies like the EEOC is in some cases the most viable option for workers who have suffered discrimination on the job, and don’t know where to turn for help. The EEOC will step in to investigate matters such as these when complaints are taken to the agency. The lawyers say “unfortunately, when those in charge are fostering a hostile work environment, allowing harassment and discrimination to continue, outside sources like the EEOC or a discrimination attorney are typically the only ones who will assist in rectifying the matter.” Rarely do guilty managers admit to their wrongdoing and take the complaints of employees who have been discriminated against seriously before being forced to by authoritative powers, as exemplified in cases like that of Rizza Cadillac, they further assert.
Individuals in Dallas who have suffered religious discrimination or harassment, or any other type of discrimination on the job can also seek help from legal experts like the Eberstein & Witherite discrimination lawyers. The firm can provide workers who need help and don’t know where to turn with a free, confidential consultation about their legal rights today.