© 2021 WOSU Public Media
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Groveport Charter Order To Pay $20,000 For Illegal Firing

The U.S. Department of Justice is ordering a Groveport charter school pay a former employee $20,000 after he was fired for not producing immigration documents a second time. The settlement was announced Monday. It came after claims from a man who says he showed his green card to administrators at Imagine Schools when he was hired, but was fired after he failed to produce documentation a second time. D.O.J. says asking for re-verification violates the anti-discrimination clause of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Under the settlement, Imagine Schools will pay the man about $20,000 in back pay and $600 in civil penalties to the federal government.