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Staffing Company Agrees to Settle Claim of Reverse Discrimination

A Kansas-based staffing company agreed to pay $125,000 to settle a claim in which a 55-year-old white woman alleged she was discriminated against because of her race and her age.

Spencer Reed Group agreed to the settlement of discrimination and retaliation charges brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), according to a release from the agency.

According to the EEOC, the woman "was subjected to adverse employment actions such as unduly harsh discipline, denied training, given the heaviest and most difficult workload and forced to provide work reports on a weekly instead of monthly basis."

The woman's co-workers, all younger black people, were not treated in the same manner by their supervisor, the EEOC said. When the employee complained, she was fired as retaliation the next day, the EEOC charged.

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