Portland Auto Dealer Settles Discrimination Suit

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Watchdog Posted At 02:04:59 01/07/2001
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Portland Auto Dealer Settles Discrimination Suit
Thomason Group Pays Plaintiffs $2.5 Million
PORTLAND, Posted 6:55 p.m. PST January 5, 2001 -- Thomason's Auto Group has agreed to pay $2.5 million to 11 former employees who said that they suffered from a pattern of racial discrimination and harassment.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced the settlement this week.

The claimants included blacks, Hispanics, white women and an Asian-American.

In one case, Hispanic salesman Larry Carrillo said that his manager asked him if he wanted to be paid in tacos and later called him a "bean picker."

Scott Thomason, president of the Portland-based auto group, said that he wasn't certain if the allegations were true.

But he conceded that the employment commission had probable cause and says he decided to settle rather than deal with a lawsuit.
John Re: Portland Auto Dealer Settles Discrimination Suit (Currently 0 replies)
Posted At 12:57:00 01/10/2001

What does this have to do with work comp? Is this a work comp site or an "all employers are out to get us" site?

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