Thursday, February 9th, 2017

DOJ Settles Employment Discrimination I-9 Case

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" The Justice Department and Puerto Rico-based Indrescom Security Technology Inc. have agreed to settle allegations that the company discriminated against a work-authorized individual during the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 process by requiring him to present a lawful permanent resident card, despite the fact that the employee had already produced documents establishing his identity and authority to work in the United States, and not allowing him to work when he did not produce the card.  Indrescom Security Technology Inc. is a for-profit corporation which provides security personnel to hotels and other establishments in Puerto Rico. 
 
The charging party, a lawful permanent resident of Venezuelan descent, alleged that in early 2011 he presented a