EEOC: Halliburton Broke Mediation Agreement

Why would a major oil and gas company stiff the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after signing an agreement to settle a discrimination charge?

That’s what a federal district court will try to find out when it hears the EEOC’s lawsuit against Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. and Boots & Coots, LLC, an oil and gas exploration services company with headquarters in Houston.

According to the EEOC, the mediation agreement obligates Halliburton to hire a disabled job applicant subject to successful employment screening. But even though the applicant has complied with the terms of the settlement, the company has not hired him for any position, the suit alleges.

So the company violated the mediation agreement as well as Title I of the Americans With Disabilities Act, the commission claims.

EEOC and Halliburton entered into the agreement in 2014.

Read more about this development here.

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