EEOC Says Deal Reached in Mississippi Nursing Home Suit

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says a settlement has been reached in a discrimination lawsuit filed against a Meridian nursing home.

An EEOC news release says Poplar Springs Nursing Center LLC will pay $40,000 and provide other relief to settle the lawsuit filed on behalf of 53-year-old Gloria Carey, who is black.

The EEOC says Carey was denied a social worker position because of her age and race.

The EEOC says Carey had 27 years of social worker experience, but a younger, white female was the only candidate interviewed and hired.

When contacted Tuesday, a woman at the nursing center refused to comment about the matter.

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