A Tempe-based supplier to the U.S. Postal Service has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a race discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency said Tuesday.
Automated Control Technologies LLC also agreed to issue an apology to the former employee who filed the complaint and provide training to employees about race discrimination and retaliation, the commission said.
According to the EEOC, the complainant, Paul Frank, an African-American, was the target of racial slurs by a co-worker and was terminated by ACT when he complained about it to the company’s management.
The company had no comment on the allegations..
ACT designs and manufactures controls used in conveyor belt systems, primarily for the postal service, the EEOC said. The company has about 28 full-time employees, the commission said.