Monday, December 9th, 2019

DOJ Reaches Settlement with Houston Community College to Resolve Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices


"The Justice Department announced today that it has reached an agreement with Houston Community College (HCC) resolving allegations that the college violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).  HCC employs approximately 6,000 employees across 20 campuses and is one of the largest community colleges in the country.  The Justice Department’s investigation began after an individual filed a charge alleging that she was discriminated against in the hiring process.  The department’s investigation revealed that for at least the last two years, HCC has engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination by requiring non-U.S. citizens to provide specific documentation establishing their work authority, while not making similar demands from U.S. citizens.  The