HOUSTON (CBSDFW/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.READ MORE: Hebron High School Teacher Jared Stites Arrested For Allegedly Sexually Assaulting Student
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.READ MORE: Border Patrol Agents Seize Nearly 900 Pounds Of Marijuana From Smugglers Crossing Rio Grande River
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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