Another immigration discrimination suit costs employer dearly.

The DOJ has settled its lawsuit against Farmland Foods for nearly $300,000, the highest civil penalty paid since the enactment of the INA’s anti-discrimination provision in 1986. Farmland demanded additional work eligibility documents from its non-U.S. citizen employees. The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) prohibits employers from placing different or additional burden on employees based on their citizenship or national origin. For more on this suit, go to this link.