This article is 6 years old. It was published on November 8, 2017.
The City of St. Louis Civil Rights Enforcement Agency (CREA) recently negotiated a monetary settlement for more than a thousand dollars with an employer after investigating claims of Racial Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Retaliation by that employer, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.
CREA is contracted by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to investigate claims of employment discrimination in the City of St. Louis. CREA was contacted by someone who claimed a variety of discriminatory practices in their place of employment.
In particular, the person alleged sexual harassment, accusing one or more managers of making unwelcome sexual remarks, racial discrimination by subjecting employee to different terms and conditions of employment than co-workers not sharing the same racial identity. There was also a claim of retaliation against the worker when they went to management to discuss these issues.
After review of documentation, and on the advice of counsel, both parties agreed to the monetary settlement. Seeing no other evidence of discriminatory patterns and practices in the company, CREA, per EEOC rules, signed off on the settlement agreement.
CREA is here to impartially investigate claims of employment discrimination when the employer is located in the City of St. Louis. Please contact CREA at 314/622-3301 if you believe you may be (or have been) the victim of discrimination, sexual harassment or retaliation.
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