Bias complaints at Daimler Portland plant settled for $2.4M

Written by Muleskinner Staff

By STEVEN DUBOIS

(PORTLAND, Ore., AP) โ€” Daimler Trucks North America has settled discrimination complaints filed by six workers at its Portland plant by agreeing to pay $2.4 million.
The complaints against the subsidiary of German automotive giant Daimler AG included an allegation that an employee threatened a black worker with a noose and said he’d drag the man behind a truck.
Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian announced the settlement on Thursday. The complaints had been filed with his office.
Avakian said the $2.4 million includes attorney fees for the six workers and a fund to deal with future complaints.
Daimler said in a statement it had cooperated with Avakian’s investigation and is committed to diversity.
Daimler Trucks North America employs more than 20,000 employees in North America.