$250,000.00 Settlement for Madia Law Client Who Was Urinated On In North Dakota Oil Field
By Joshua A. Newville, Attorney, on May 18, 2016
Posted in Federal District Court - North Dakota, Hostile Work Environment, Madia Law News, National Origin Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Title VII, United States District Court, Wrongful Termination
On Wednesday, Madia Law joined the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Ebeltoft Sickler in requesting that the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota approve a quarter-million dollar settlement and consent decree.
The case, EEOC and Matthew Clark v. American Casing & Equipment, Inc., No. 4:15-CV-66-DLH/CSM (D. N.D.) stems from Madia Law client Matthew Clark’s filing of a charge of discrimination in February 2014, a few weeks after he was fired by American Casing & Equipment, Inc. (“American Casing”). After the EEOC found probable cause to conclude that American Casing engaged in discrimination and retaliation, the EEOC and Mr. Clark filed suit against the company in federal court.
Last week, the parties reached a settlement during a federal court mediation. In addition to payment to Mr. Clark, the settlement includes a Consent Decree requiring American Casing to submit to oversight by the EEOC for two years. American Casing must also make a written apology. Mr. Clark was represented by Madia Law Attorney Joshua Newville. American Casing was represented by Ebeltoft Sickler Attorney Nicholas Grant. The EEOC was represented by Attorney Tina Burnside.
What follows is a summary of Mr. Clark’s allegations, including slightly edited and abbreviated excerpts from his Complaint. Mr. Clark and the EEOC alleged that American Casing violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the North Dakota Human Rights Act. (more…)