EEOC Sues DHD Ventures and Affiliated Companies for Racial Harassment and Retaliation
Property Management Company Fired Employees After Complaining About Harassment, Federal Agency Charges
GREENVILLE, S.C. – DHD Ventures Management Company, Corporation., a brand new You are able to-based property management company, violated federal law if this exposed two black employees to some racially hostile work atmosphere, then ended them in retaliation for his or her complaints of discrimination, the U.S. Equal Employment Chance Commission (EEOC) alleged inside a suit filed yesterday.
Based on the EEOC’s complaint, from late 2007 through November 2011, Charles Lesine and Marlin Ware labored at Grandeagle Apartments, a residential complex in Greenville, S.C., which was managed by DHD Ventures Management Company. In that period, these were exposed to racial harassment, including continuous racial slurs produced by a coworker. The complaint alleges Lesine and Ware were known as “n***r” or “nigga” on the near-regular basis through the coworker. Although Lesine and Ware made multiple complaints towards the coworker and also to management, the racial epithets ongoing. The company states the boys were ended in November 2011 because of their complaints.
Such alleged conduct violates Title VII from the Civil Legal rights Act of 1964, which prohibits racial harassment at work and protects employees who oppose racial harassment and race discrimination. The EEOC filed its suit in U.S. District Court for that District of Sc, Greenville Division (EEOC v. DHD Ventures Management Company, Corporation., et. al, Situation No. 6:15-cv-00102-TMC-KFM) after first trying to achieve a pre-litigation settlement through its conciliation process. The EEOC seeks financial relief, including back pay, compensatory damages and punitive damages, in addition to injunctive relief for Lesine and Ware.
“Companies will need to take prompt action to prevent harassment as a result of complaints of racial slurs getting used at work,Inch stated Lynette A. Barnes, regional attorney for that EEOC’s Charlotte now District Office. “Firing the complaining worker due to their complaint isn’t the right response and it is a breach of federal law.”
DHD Ventures Management Company, Corporation. operated being an integrated company with DHD Ventures NC, LLC and DHD Ventures, LLC.
The EEOC enforces federal laws and regulations prohibiting employment discrimination. More information concerning the EEOC can be obtained around the agency’s site at world wide web.eeoc.gov.