DXP Enterprises to Pay $120K to Fired Employee

February 6, 2012 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – DXP Enterprises, Inc. agreed to settle a disability and age discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for $120,000. 

The EEOC’s lawsuit, EEOC v. DXP Enterprises, Inc., d/b/a DXP Safety Alliance, Inc., charged that DXP hired Connie Brooks and then fired her a few days later after learning she had a prior back injury. The EEOC alleged that DXP terminated Brooks because of her disability and/or the intersection of disability and age.

In addition to monetary relief for Brooks, the consent decree settling the suit provides for an injunction prohibiting further discriminatory practices; institution of policies and procedures to address disability and age discrimination; training for employees, managers and human resource officials on disability and age discrimination; posting a notice advising employees of their rights under the ADA and ADEA; and a letter of  reference for Brooks.