DETROIT (Legal Newsline) — The Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission (EEOC) has announced Morse Moving & Storage will pay $30,000 to
settle allegations related to retaliation.
According to EEOC, the residential and corporate moving
services provider fired Latasha Black mere hours after she complained about
racial harassment. Such alleged action constitutes as retaliation and is a
violation of Title VII of the Civil Right Act of 1964.
"EEOC is committed to enforcing anti-retaliation
provisions to ensure that employees are free to exercise their rights without
fear of retaliation," said Kenneth Bird, acting regional attorney for EEOC's
Indianapolis District. "Morse Moving should be commended for
resolving this case early in litigation, and committing itself to complying
with Title VII."