EEOC v. UPS (Religious Discrimination – Harrisburg, PA)
UPS Ground Freight (d/b/a UPS Freight) agreed to pay $46,000 to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of a Rastafarian employee who was told by management to shave his beard and cut his dreadlocks but refused. The EEOC alleged UPS Freight fired Nieland Bynoe instead of attempting to reasonably accommodate his religious beliefs, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In addition to the monetary relief to Bynoe, UPS Freight also agreed to a two-year consent decree that includes injunctive relief prohibiting UPS Freight from engaging in unlawful religious discrimination or retaliation, anti-discrimination training; and posting a notice about the settlement.
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- Enforcement Agency
- Contracting Party
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- Date of Settlement Announcement
|United Parcel Service, Inc.||$46,000|