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

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The Department of Justice says Imagine Schools violated the anti-discrimination clause of the Immigration and Nationality Act when it fired a man for not re-producing immigration documents.(Photo: Dept. of Justice)
The Department of Justice says Imagine Schools violated the anti-discrimination clause of the Immigration and Nationality Act when it fired a man for not re-producing immigration documents.(Photo: Dept. of Justice)

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.

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