Construction Co. Settles Race Bias Suit For $1.5M

Law360, New York (March 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Construction company Washington Group International has agreed to fork over $1.5 million to a group of black workers who sued for racial harassment and retaliation.

Announcing the settlement Wednesday, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said WGI had signed a consent decree to compensate 17 construction workers at a Massachusetts construction site.

The EEOC alleged that WGI operated a racially charged workplace and neglected to clamp down on discrimination at the Sithe Mystic Power Plant construction site in Everett, Mass, which the company ran as general...
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