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EEOC Settles Retaliation Suit With Vanguard For $500,000

Published by on February 29, 2008

The EEOC announced a $500,000 settlement today with The Vanguard Group, Inc., the mutual fund company, in connection with a retaliation lawsuit brought by the EEOC on behalf of a former employee.  The EEOC alleged that the employee was retaliated against by supervisors after he made complaints of discrimination against them.  The retaliation culminated in […]

The EEOC announced a $500,000 settlement today with The Vanguard Group, Inc., the mutual fund company, in connection with a retaliation lawsuit brought by the EEOC on behalf of a former employee.  The EEOC alleged that the employee was retaliated against by supervisors after he made complaints of discrimination against them.  The retaliation culminated in his termination.  The company also agreed in the consent decree settling the case to draft in plain English a policy opposing illegal discrimination, harassment and retaliation, to make the policy available to all employees; to have a complaint procedure for violations of company policies against discrimination and retaliation; and to provide anti-discrimination training to managers, supervisors and human resources employees. The company will also report to the EEOC on any complaints of unlawful retaliation it receives and on its compliance with the consent decree.

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