Jury Awards Nearly $17 Million to Former Ford Employee for Workplace Discrimination

The New York Post reported that a former Ford engineer was entitled to nearly $17 million from the automaker because two supervisors had “repeatedly berated and criticized him for his Arab background and accent.” The Michigan jury found that the employee was subjected to discrimination and to retaliation for rep...

Hitachi Automotive Systems Agrees to Settle Discrimination Lawsuit for $85,000

The EEOC announced recently that Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc., agreed to settle a disability discrimination claim for $85,000 and other relief. Hitachi is a global supplier of automotive parts. The lawsuit by the EEOC claimed that Hitachi had refused to accommodate the disability of an assembly worker and ...