ACR Mechanical Inc., a Las Vegas-based refrigeration service contractor, will pay $10,000 and furnish other relief to settle a pregnancy discrimination charge filed with the EEOC. A former female dispatcher for the company filed an EEOC charge of discrimination alleging that she was harassed and discharged due to her pregnancy.
The EEOC investigated the allegations and ultimately found reasonable cause to believe that ACR Mechanical subjected the dispatcher to pregnancy discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Without admitting liability, ACR Mechanical entered into a two-year conciliation agreement with the EEOC and the dispatcher, thereby avoiding litigation. Aside from the monetary relief, ACR Mechanical agreed to post a notice of non-discrimination at the worksite and require training for all management employees on the laws enforced by EEOC with an emphasis on harassment issues and compliance with internal reporting procedures. The agreement further allows the dissemination of a public press release on the matter. The EEOC will monitor compliance with the agreement.