A trucking company charged with harassment and discrimination is facing further charges after failing to pay $20k in damages by the deadline.
York County, Pennsylvania Chase Logistics LLC and its president, Chase Eckert, were charged with discrimination by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) in January of this year. The company was ordered to pay $20,097.60 in damages for the discrimination, with a deadline set 30 days in the future. As of November 29th 2023, the company had still not paid the directed amount.
Back in November of 2022, the PHRC held a public hearing regarding the case – which included charges of discrimination and a cease and desist from harassing employees based on their ancestry and firing employees based on that ancestry. No representatives from Chase Logistics showed up to the hearing, reported Fox 43.
Now, the PHRC has filed a petition of enforcement to ensure that the damages will be paid by the company.
“The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission was created to protect Pennsylvanians from discrimination,” said PHRC executive director Chad Dion Lassiter. “In this case, following an investigation and a public hearing, it was determined Chase Logistics, LLC and Chase Eckert discriminated against the Complainant. They were given time to comply with the order and they have not. That is unacceptable. We filed this petition for enforcement to ensure justice is served.”