DTNA Settles Former Workers’ Discrimination Case

DTNA Settles Former Workers’ Discrimination Case
Daimler Trucks North America said it will pay $2.4 million to settle a discrimination-related complaint by six former factory employees. The former workers at DTNA’s Portland, Oregon, plant made the complaint in conjunction with the state’s Bureau of Labor and Industries. The company’s statement said DTNA cooperated fully throughout the review of ...

Daimler Trucks North America said it will pay $2.4 million to settle a discrimination-related complaint by six former factory employees.

The former workers at DTNA’s Portland, Oregon, plant made the complaint in conjunction with the state’s Bureau of Labor and Industries. The company’s statement said DTNA cooperated fully throughout the review of the 2014 complaint.

The payment covers funds to be split among the complainants, attorneys’ fees and a fund for future complaints.

The truck manufacturer said it has also agreed to several steps, including a civil rights complaint hotline, mandatory supervisor training by the state or another group it approves and establishment of a complaint logbook.

The unit of Germany’s Daimler also said it would do specialized training for at least two managers to investigate future complaints.

“Daimler Trucks North America is committed to diversity and inclusion, including strict attention to the enforcement of human resource policies and guidelines that govern many aspects of our work lives, as well as compliance with federal and local employment laws and regulations,” said Brian Burton, the company's general counsel.

The statement noted five additional complaints have been withdrawn.

Source: ttnews.com