New York system to pay to settle discrimination allegations

New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. reached a settlement agreement with the Justice Department to resolve allegations that the health system violated anti-discrimination laws.

The Justice Department determined that NYCHH unlawfully rejected a worker's valid employment authorization document and delayed the onboarding of the worker based on its incorrect assumption that the worker's country of birth listed on her employment documents had to be the same as the country designated in the Federal Register applicable to those with temporary immigration benefits, according to a Nov. 16 news release from the Justice Department. 

Under the terms of the agreement, NYCHH will provide the affected worker back pay to compensate for lost wages due to the discrimination, according to the release. It will also be required to pay a fine, train its staff on anti-discrimination provisions, revise its employment policies and training materials and be subject to departmental monitoring for three years.

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