Houston-based company to pay $275,000 to Indian-origin employee for discrimination
A leading Houston-based company will pay USD 275,000 to two of its Muslim Syrian and Indian-origin employees.
The employees were subjected to intense racial and religious discrimination.
Halliburton, a leading American multinational corporation, has agreed to pay the amount and furnish significant relief to settle a lawsuit.
A national origin and religious discrimination lawsuit were raised by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
The lawsuit reveals that oilfield workers Mir Ali, a Muslim co-worker of Indian-origin and Hassan Snoubar of Syrian-origin were facing a hostile environment.
EEOC’s suit explains that Snoubar, who is a US citizen, was subjected to name-calling and taunts during his term of employment.
Supervisors and co-workers accused Snoubar of being associated with terrorism and ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant).
A statement said, “EEOC says that the two men were made to suffer insults including radio broadcasts of the offensive characterizations openly.”
The EEOC lodged a lawsuit in US District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division.
In monetary relief, to Snoubar and Ali, the company will pay USD 275,000. Furthermore, the decree enjoins Halliburton from engaging in national origin or religious discrimination or retaliation in the future.