Discrimination case against company settled

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Posted: Jul 22, 2011 3:06 AM
Updated: Jul 22, 2011 3:06 AM
Source: Associated Press

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PRAIRIEVILLE- The Justice Department has settled an employment discrimination case against a Louisiana-based company that provides craft services to industries.

Brand Energy and Industrial Services of Prairieville had been accused of discriminating against non-U.S. citizens while verifying employment eligibility. The Justice Department said a work-authorized immigrant had lost his job when he couldn't provide documentation beyond what is required by law.

The company agreed to pay just over $43,000 in civil penalties and $7,200 in back play, plus interest.

The company also agreed to monitoring provisions and training for human resources personnel.

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