US firm to pay $275K to In­dian, Syr­ian staffers

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Global -

New York: Lead­ing Amer­i­can multi­na­tional cor­po­ra­tion Hal­libur­ton will pay $275,000 to two of its Mus­lim em­ploy­ees of In­dian and Syr­ian-ori­gins who were sub­jected to re­li­gious dis­crim­i­na­tion and ac­cused of hav­ing links with ter­ror­ists by the com­pany’s em­ploy­ees.

The firm, one of the world’s largest providers of prod­ucts and ser­vices to the en­ergy in­dus­try with over 55,000 em­ploy­ees, has agreed to pay the amount and fur­nish sig­nif­i­cant re­lief to set­tle a na­tional ori­gin and re­li­gious dis­crim­i­na­tion suit brought by the US Equal Em­ploy­ment Op­por­tu­nity Com­mis­sion. The law­suit al­leged that oil­field work­ers Mir Ali, a Mus­lim co-worker of In­dian-ori­gin and Has­san Snoubar of Syr­ian-ori­gin were sub­jected to a hos­tile en­vi­ron­ment.

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