Howard Industries Agrees To Pay $1.3M In Hiring Bias Suit

Law360, New York (August 20, 2012, 1:09 PM EDT) -- Howard Industries Inc. has agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle a class action claiming it discriminated against non-Latino employees, according to a filing submitted Friday in Mississippi federal court.

If approved, the settlement would certify a class of employees and resolve allegations first lodged in 2011 that Howard — a major manufacturer of power transformers and one of Mississippi's largest employers — engaged in biased hiring that favored Latinos. The suit followed Howard's guilty plea to charges that it concealed undocumented workers from federal immigration...
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Case Title

Cook et al v. Howard Industries, Inc.


Case Number

2:11-cv-00041

Court

Mississippi Southern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs

Judge

Keith Starrett

Date Filed

February 24, 2011

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