Macy's has agreed to pay a $175,000 civil fine for discriminating against immigrant employees when verifying their eligibility to continue working for the company, according to a Reuters report.
The retailer will have to walk the fine line between ensuring equal opportunity rights to workers while not running afoul of complex immigration laws. To that end, in addition to paying the fine, Macy’s has agreed to improve the manner in which it verifies workers’ eligibility to work legally.
"Employers must ensure that they follow correct procedures during the re-verification of employment authorization of non-U.S. citizens," Gregory Friel, deputy assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's civil rights division, said in a statement quoted by Reuters.
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