EEOC Settles Hamilton Sundstrand Suit Settlement

May 26, 2005 ( - An aerospace manufacturer has agreed to a $1.25 million settlement of a lawsuit alleging that 12 Hispanic workers at a Grand Junction, Colorado facility were harassed because of their national origin.

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said the agreement reached with Hamilton Sundstrand, also provides for:

  • training on the requirements of federal anti-discrimination laws, with appropriate levels of information presented to non-supervisory employees, managers, and human resource employees.
  • the appointment of an EEO Coordinator to ensure compliance with the consent decree and oversee the company’s investigation of employee complaints of discrimination, including retaliation complaints made by employees after reporting possible violations of anti-discrimination laws.
  • a review of policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal anti-discrimination laws, as well establishing and maintaining an effective complaint procedure for all employees.

The Windsor Locks, Connecticut-based company, which averages $3.9 billion in annual sales and employs approximately 16,000 worldwide, designs and manufactures aerospace systems for commercial, regional, corporate and military aircraft.