Tuesday, June 21, 2016

DOJ Settles with SNF Over Immigrant Discrimination

Dianne De La Mare

The DOJ has reached a settlement with a San Diego Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) over the federal government’s investigation and allegations of discrimination against work-authorized non-US citizens, which is in violation of the Immigration Nationality Act (INA).

According to DOJ’s press announcement, the SNF discriminated against lawful permanent residents by requiring them to produce specific documents to prove their work authorization, while allowing US citizens to show any valid work authorization documentation they choose. Under the settlement, the SNF will pay $24,000 in civil money penalties (CMPs), undergo DOJ-provided training on the anti-discrimination provisions of the INA and be subject to monitoring requirements.

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