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USA: Govt. agency fines North American Shipbuilding for retaliating against employee who filed discrimination claim

Author: Donal Scully, Splash247 (USA), Published on: 21 October 2015

“Louisiana shipyard fined for retaliation against employee who brought discrimination case”, 18 Oct 2015

A Louisiana shipyard will have to pay an undisclosed civil penalty fine and $15,000 in back pay to an employee who accused the firm of retaliating against him for filing a discrimination charge with the Department of Justice…The case was set in motion when an employee at the company’s Larose, Louisiana yard, filed a charge with Justice’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC)…The complainant claimed that after he filed his first charge with OSC he was effectively punished by North American Shipbuilding [part of Edison Chouest Offshore]…Apart from the financial penalties the settlement includes a requirement that North American Shipbuilding train its employees on the anti-discrimination provision of the [Immigration and Nationality Act].

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