Fla. School System Settles Citizenship Bias Case

We seem to be in a spree of employers behaving badly under the nation’s immigration laws.

Now it is Miami Dade County Public School’s turn to make good for allegedly requiring non-U.S. citizens to present documents showing their eligibility to work in the United States, but not requiring the same of U.S. citizens.

The U.S. Department of Justice said today that MDCPS will pay a $90,000 civil penalty to the United States and will establish a $125,000 back pay fund to compensate individuals who lost wages because of the MDCPS’ practices, under a settlement of DOJ’s claim against the school system for violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

The INA’s anti-discrimination provision prohibits employers from making specific documentary demands based on citizenship or national origin when verifying an employee’s authorization to work, the DOJ reminded employers.

Here’s the DOJ’s announcement of the settlement.

For two other INA cases within the last week, click here and here.

 

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