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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Violations of the Civil Rights Act

On September 26, 2001, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission “resolved its consolidated lawsuits against General Motors Corporation (GM) alleging violations of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (42 USC § 2000, et. seq.) at the company’s Linden, N.J., facility. The suits, filed in September 2000, alleged that GM had failed to provide Mary Scott a work environment free from sexual harassment and similarly failed to address incidents of racial harassment affecting her and other African-American employees. In addition, the EEOC charged that Melvin Wood was retaliated against when he supported Ms. Scott’s complaints to management about discriminatory treatment…According to the settlement, GM will pay $1.25 million to Ms. Scott, Mr. Wood, and a group of 14 other African-American workers who had alleged they had been subjected to racial harassment on the job. GM also agreed to revise its procedures, to report the results of all investigations of complaints, and to continue to train all employees in positions of authority concerning worker rights and employer responsibilities under Title VII.”

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
EEOC
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement
9/26/2001
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
General Motors Corp. $1,250,000
Further Information Released
EEOC Press Release 8/25/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database