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Ex-Employees of Indianapolis Hotel Awarded $355,000 for Wrongful Terminations

Oct 10, 2012 | Wrongful Termination

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Oct. 10, 2012

The companies that operate an Indianapolis hotel have agreed to settle a wrongful termination lawsuit alleging race discrimination. According to an article from the Palladium-Item, the $355,000 award will be divided amongst 75 former employees and applicants.

The Indianapolis Wrongful Termination lawsuit alleged that African-American employees of a Hampton Inn operated by Noble Management, LLC and New Indianapolis Hotels, LLC were held to different standards than Hispanic employees in the same position.

The companies were also accused of retaliating against African-American employees who complained about work conditions, with many reporting being fired after whistle blowing. The settlement was announced Friday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The announcement went on to claim the companies often failed to consider African-Americans for positions which were given to less qualified Hispanic applicants.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 both prohibit discrimination of an employee or potential employee on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or sexual orientation.

If you believe an employer has violated these rights, the Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyers with Stewart and Stewart Injury Lawyers say the most important step you can take is to document as much about your situation as possible. Save documentation about your termination from the company and information about significant employment events, such as performance reviews, salary changes, reprimands, commendations, and references

This information is helpful when building a case against a former employer.

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