N.J. Construction Company to Pay $178K in Back Pay, Damages & Penalties: Race-Based Discrimination & Retaliatory Discharge | legalnewsline.com | NICK REES | 6/8/12

English: 1942 photograph of Carpenter at work ...

English: 1942 photograph of Carpenter at work on Douglas Dam, Tennessee (TVA).Encyclopedic both as a document of carpentry during that era and as a historic example of early color photography. Supersaturation was popular in the United States during that era; a fine example of the esthetics of its place and time. Français : (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa announced on Thursday that CBM Construction Services of Mount Laurel, a Burlington County construction firm, must pay $178,767 in back pay to Carl Carpenter, a former employee,  following alleged race-based discrimination and retaliatory discharge. The payout includes $60,000 in damages for emotional stress. CBM will pay an additional $10,000 to the state in statutory penalties. Click here to view the Court  Order.

Carpenter started working for CBM as a carpenter in December 2007 before being dismissed in August 2008. While employed by CBM, Carpenter was allegedly called a specific racial slur by his supervisor on several occasions. Then, Carpenter took his complaints to a CBM executive. In July 2008, at a meeting, the supervisor allegedly apologized to Carpenter. CBM, however, allegedly took no disciplinary action against the supervisor and terminated Carpenter within one month – for grouting a wall incorrectly.

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