Blackfeet man wins $185K discrimination case
Earle Nevins, a member of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana, has won a $185,000 settlement in a racial discrimination case.

Nevins said he was harassed by co-workers at the Les Schwab Tire Center who made jokes about his Indian heritage. When he reported the discrimination to superiors, they brushed it away and fired him in retaliation, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in a lawsuit filed in 2006.

The company denied the EEOC's claims but agreed to pay Nevins, who lost wages and health insurance. His wife was pregnant at the time he was fired in December 2004.

The company said it would establish anti-discrimination policies and provide anti-discrimination training to employees.

The Montana Human Rights Bureau had investigated the case and found grounds for illegal discrimination.

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Tire company pays $185,000 in case over harassment (The Daily Inter Lake 7/2)

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