Scully Distribution Services, a Fontana, California based trucking company has been ordered to pay $630,000 for discrimination.
“Workers were subjected to widespread ethnic slurs and harassment based on race and national origin, according to a statement from a federal agency,” WorkPlace reported.
In 2011, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Scully after numerous complaints were received.
In 2010, Ryder Systems purchased Scully; however, Ryder maintains they were unaware of the employee complaints.
According to WorkPlace, “black, Latino and Asian employees alleged they endured numerous racial slurs, and workers perceived to be Muslim were referred to as ‘Taliban’ or ‘camel jockeys.'”
The suit goes on to say that minority driver were given the least favorable routes and the drivers who complained about the routes were fired.
According to court documents, $390,000 of the settlement will go to the 3 Scully workers who first filed claims with the EEOC, and the remaining $240,000 will go to members of a “class fund,” individuals the government agency has determined are entitled to it.
In addition to the fine, the company has been ordered to implement an anti-discrimination policy.