Garbage company settles investigation into allegations of discrimination based on sexual orientation
TUPELO, Mississippi – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Resourceful Environmental Services, headquartered in Ripley, Mississippi, filed a complaint against discrimination by former employees who claimed a hostile work environment based on their working conditions. A voluntary arbitration agreement was reached to resolve the allegations. sexual orientation, the federal agency announced today.
The EEOC determined that Resourceful Environmental Services exposed male employees to a hostile work environment based on their sexual orientation and suspended them from returning to work based on their sexual orientation. Such conduct violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. Resourceful Environmental Services denied responsibility.
Resourceful Environmental Services has agreed to pay $34,781.50 to employees affected by acts of discrimination. In addition to financial compensation, Resourceful Environmental Services agrees to provide all supervisors and employees with mandatory annual training on Sexually Oriented Hostile Work Environments under Title VII and Agreed to educate employees about Supreme Court rulings that recognize oriented discrimination. Unlawful sex discrimination under federal law. In addition, Resourceful Environmental Services has agreed not to expose employees to a hostile work environment or refuse to call employees based on their sexual orientation. and do not retaliate.
Edmund Sims, Acting District Director of the EEOC’s Memphis District Office, said: “We encourage all employers to review and update their anti-discrimination policies and practices to ensure staff are aware that Title VII covers sexual orientation discrimination. Recommended.”
The EEOC promotes workplace opportunities by enforcing federal laws against employment discrimination. For more information, please visit www.eeoc.gov.