Micron to Offer $85K to Resolve Discrimination Claim

The company preferred a temporary visa worker for the position over a U.S. citizen.

The Department of Justice and Micron reached a settlement for an employment discrimination claim. 

According to the department, the semiconductor manufacturer violated the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). 

The INA prohibits employer discrimination based on citizenship and national origin during any stage of the hiring process. 

The investigation began when a U.S. citizen alleged that Micron denied him employment because of his citizenship status. 

The department determined that Micron preferred a temporary visa worker for the position. 

Micron confirmed the settlement but denied the allegations in a statement.

Per the settlement, Micron will pay a civil penalty to the U.S.

Additionally, the company will offer back pay worth $85,000 to the affected worker.

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