Minnesota Drywall Firm, Latino Workers Settle Discrimination Suit

May 26, 2010

Latino workers in Minnesota have settled their class-action discrimination lawsuit against a Twin Cities drywall company.

The agreement calls for Mulcahy Inc., of Mahtomedi, to pay between $2.5 million and $6 million, depending on when the payment is made. The lesser amount applies if the payment is made by Jan. 15.

The employees said they were paid below minimum wage and less than white co-workers, required to work overtime at a substandard rate and denied economic and health benefits.

Mulcahy attorney, Lindsay Zamzow, tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press that class-action cases are time consuming and expensive, so the company decided to settle.

Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press

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