Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

DOJ: Fines, Not Flowers, For FTD

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"The Justice Department announced today that it reached an agreement with FTD Inc., to resolve allegations that the company retaliated against a man for asserting rights under the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).  The Justice Department initiated the investigation after receiving a complaint from a work-authorized immigrant that FTD rescinded the individual’s conditional job offer after a background check revealed a purported error in his Social Security account number.   The man informed FTD that he was authorized to work in the United States and provided documents showing his status.   The man also expressed concern to FTD that the company may be violating the anti-discrimination provision of the INA by refusing to hire him and threatened to pursue his legal rights under the INA’s anti-discrimination provision.   FTD responded by