April 2, 2020         
Former Teacher-Turned-CEO Creates Video Series to Keep Kids' Brains Active, Put Parents' Mind at Ease   •   Scholastic To Launch "Cat Kid Comic Club" An All-New Graphic Novel Series By #1 Global Bestselling Author And Illustrator Dav Pi   •   Census Day Is Here – Make It Count!   •   Garmin® introduces quatix® 6 marine GPS smartwatch series with comprehensive connectivity, larger display and much more   •   Motherhood Center Expands Online Operations to Support Expecting Mothers   •   Distinguished Young Women of Maryland Scholarship Established at Community Foundation   •   The Life Christian Church of NJ Procures Food and Supplies to Re-Open Teaneck Food Pantry   •   T-Mobile Customers Get Quibi on Us! Original Movie-Quality Content Designed for Mobile   •   Host of Miss New York USA Vows to Bring Heroic NY HealthCare Workers on 5 Star Vacation Featured on Global Child "Travel with Pu   •   Pura Naturals Set to Launch Sponge Cleaning Products Infused With Known Anti-Viral Material Recognized in Preparedness Against C   •   In Time of Self-Quarantine, "New and Noteworthy" Story Seeds Podcast Takes Listeners on Audio-Rich Escapades to NYC Destinations   •   Tablo® Hemodialysis System Receives FDA Clearance for Home Dialysis   •   GROWLr to Launch Live Video Dating to Respond to Pandemic   •   Perfect Corp. Partners with Jillian Dempsey for the Launch of YouCam for Web AR Try-On Solution   •   Leafly Launches Leafly Delivery to Meet Increased Demand From Cannabis Consumers and Businesses for Flexible, Safer Online Shopp   •   Wounded Warrior Project: Senate Passes H.R.3504 -- Ryan Kules and Paul Benne Specially Adaptive Housing Improvement Act of 2019   •   Plarium Releases Casual Adventure Game ‘Undersea Solitaire Tripeaks’ on Mobile   •   GumGum Partners with Ad Council on Campaign to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus   •   CrossBay Medical Receives FDA Clearance for CrossGlide Endometrial Tissue Sampler   •   SightGlass Vision Reports Positive Interim Data From Pivotal Clinical Trial of Novel Eyeglasses for Myopia Management in Childre
Bookmark and Share

Joy Jay College Settles Discrimination Suit


WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced that John Jay College, a New York City public college in the City University of New York (CUNY) system, has agreed to pay $23,260.00 in civil penalties and $10,072.23 in back pay to a former employee in order to settle a lawsuit filed by the Justice Department on April 15, 2010. The lawsuit alleged that John Jay College engaged in a pattern or practice of citizenship status discrimination by requesting documents issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from non-U.S. citizens, but not from U.S. citizens, during the employment eligibility verification Form I-9 process.

As part of the settlement, John Jay has also agreed to train its recruitment personnel on their responsibilities not to discriminate, implement a policy prohibiting discrimination on the basis of citizenship status, and provide periodic reports to the Department of Justice for three years.

The Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) in the Civil Rights Division, which conducted the investigation in this matter, will continue to monitor John Jay College to ensure compliance with the settlement agreement. OSC is responsible for enforcing the anti-discrimination provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), which protect U.S. citizens and certain work-authorized individuals from citizenship status discrimination. The INA also protects all work-authorized individuals from national origin discrimination, over-documentation in the employment eligibility verification process, and retaliation.

"All workers authorized to work in the United States have the right to look for a job without encountering discrimination because of their immigration status or national origin," said Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. "We are pleased to have reached the settlement with John Jay College, and look forward to continuing to work with all employers, both public and private, to educate them about the protections and obligations under the law."

For more information about protections against employment discrimination under the immigration laws, call 1-800-255-7688 (OSC’s worker hotline) (1-800-237-2525, TDD for hearing impaired), 1-800-255-8255 (OSC’s employer hotline) (1-800-362-2735, TDD for hearing impaired), or 202-616-5594. Email osccrt@usdoj.gov, or visit the website at http://www.usdoj/gov/crt/osc.

10-591Civil Rights Division 



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News