The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on July 15, 2021, that it reached a settlement agreement with Around the Clock Dispatch Inc., a freight and delivery services company in Queens Village, New York. The settlement resolves DOJ’s finding that the company violated the law by retaliating against a worker because he asked for the agency’s help in addressing his concerns about an immigration-related employment practice.
The worker filed a charge and the company suspended the worker for three days without pay. Under the settlement, the company will pay $3,600 in civil penalties to the United States and nearly $900 in back pay to the worker. The settlement also requires the company to train employees on the Immigration and Nationality Act’s anti-discrimination provision and be subject to DOJ monitoring and reporting requirements.