Group holding immigrant children settles ex-employee claim

2 years 10 months 4 days ago Friday, April 03 2020 Apr 3, 2020 April 03, 2020 1:31 PM April 03, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

HOUSTON (AP) - The U.S. Department of Justice says a Texas-based organization that runs facilities to hold immigrant children has settled a retaliation claim from an ex-employee. The Justice Department said in a Friday news release that Southwest Key Programs will pay $68,000 to the employee. The department hasn't named the former employee. DOJ alleges he applied for several jobs at Southwest Key but was denied because he said he would file a discrimination claim against the organization. DOJ says those allegations would have violated federal anti-discrimination law if proven. Southwest Key facilities house immigrant children under the authority of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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