Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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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.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
United Parcel Service, Inc. $46,000
Further Information Released
EEOC Press Release 5/7/2011
Law Firm Press Release 5/7/2011

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database