USA: Boeing & Airbus supplier Electroimpact to pay $485,000 after govt. investigation finds discriminatory hiring policy & anti-Muslim harassment

Author: Alwyn Scott & Ankit Ajmera, Reuters (USA), Published on: 28 March 2017

"Electroimpact to pay $485,000 over alleged hiring discrimination", 24 Mar 2017

Boeing Co and Airbus Group SE tooling supplier Electroimpact Inc has been fined $485,000 after an investigation alleged that it had a discriminatory hiring policy...An investigation...found evidence that Electroimpact and its founder refused to hire Muslim applicants and "engaged in religious and/or national origin harassment"...Boeing said it was "concerned about the activities described by the Attorney General's office"...Airbus in a statement noted the diversity of its team around the world and said it values the benefits that different cultures bring. Both companies declined to discuss how the fine might affect business dealings with Electroimpact. [Also includes comments by Electroimpact Inc].

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Related companies: Airbus Boeing EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space)