Daimler Settles Large Discrimination Suit

February 6, 2015 Discrimination

Daimler Trucks, operating a facility in Portland, OR, recently agreed to a $2.4M settlement with some of its employees over racial and national origin discrimination.  White workers were accused of sabotaging the work of minority employees, as well as much more heinous acts, like dangling a noose in front of an African-American employee and simulating the use of a whip on him.  Daimler did not admit to any wrongdoing as part of the settlement, but its checkbook did.

I have a lot of employees ask me whether filing a claim against their large employer is worth it, and whether they truly have a shot in what they see as a “David vs. Goliath” situation.  These employees are yet another example I can use to answer this question with an emphatic yes.  Don’t let your employer get away with things like this.  If Daimler has to pay for it, your employer should, too.

More via The Oregonian.