U.S. Department of Justice (05/30/12)
The U.S. Department of Justice on May 30 reached a settlement with Whiz International LLC, an information technology staffing company in Jersey City, NJ, regarding allegations that the company violated the antidiscrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act when it terminated an employee in retaliation for expressing opposition to Whiz’s alleged preference for foreign nationals with temporary work visas. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, the company has agreed to pay $21,780 in monetary relief to the injured party, along with a $1,000 civil penalty. The company has also agreed to be subject to three years of monitoring and reporting by DOJ.
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