Discrimination Claim Against Security Services Company

Discrimination Claim Against Security Services Company

Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Security Services Company

(STL.News) The Justice Department today announced that it reached a settlement agreement with G4S Secure Solutions, Inc. (G4S), a private security services company based in Jupiter, Florida.  The settlement resolves a claim that the company discriminated against a worker by requiring him to provide unnecessary documentation to prove his immigration status because the worker was not a U.S. citizen, in violation of the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

“Employers are not allowed to ask workers for additional, unnecessary documents because of their citizenship or immigration status,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Pamela S. Karlan of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.  “The Justice Department looks forward to working with G4S to ensure its compliance with the INA’s anti-discrimination requirements in the future.”

The department initiated its investigation after a lawful permanent resident filed a charge alleging that G4S required him to provide additional employment eligibility documentation before assigning him to a worksite, even though he had already presented sufficient documents to prove his identity and legal right to work in the United States, which is all that workers are required to demonstrate. 

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