National custodial services provider Diversified Maintenance Systems LLC will pay $450,000 and adopt a targeted hiring plan to resolve EEOC allegations that it refused to hire black applicants for porter and custodian jobs in the Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia region.
The settlement, which was approved Nov. 22 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, also requires Diversified to pay $300,000 for allegedly subjecting a black area manager to racial harassment and then demoting and ultimately firing him for complaining. The racial slurs and other abuse directed at Dana Fields included the N-word and the retaliation included an increased workload..
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