Fidelity Home Energy Settles EEOC Lawsuit
Updated: Apr 29
Fidelity Home Energy, Inc. -- which is a San Leandro-based solar and home energy company -- and its successor NorCal Home Systems, Inc. will pay $350,000 to a former employee to settle a national origin discrimination lawsuit filed by the the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC").
According to the EEOC, the former employee, who is of Afghan descent, observed supervisors placed potential customers who are perceived to be Middle Eastern or Indian on a "do not call list." The former employee was "forced to turn away any such potential customers almost daily and to direct her subordinates to do the same." In the end, "the distress of having to discriminate against would-be customers, particularly those of her own national origin, compelled the employee to quit." Read the full EEOC press release here.
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