Company Failed to Fulfill Its Obligations Under The Mediation Agreement, Federal Agency Charges
NORFOLK, Va. - Transmodal Solutions, LLC, a Washington State limited liability corporation that conducts business in Norfolk, Virginia, breached a mediation agreement entered into as part of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program, the agency charged in a lawsuit filed today.
According to the EEOC's complaint, Sharona Harris filed an EEOC charge against Transmodal Solutions, and they accepted the EEOC's offer to mediate the charge through the EEOC's voluntary ADR program. The complaint alleges the parties entered into a mediation agreement on October 24, 2017. Under the agreement Transmodal Solutions was required to pay Harris $18,420 to settle her claim of employment discrimination. The settlement monies were to be paid in full by March 2018. The EEOC alleges that as of the filing of the complaint, Transmodal Solutions has not made payment to Harris, thereby breaching its obligations under the mediation agreement.
The case (EEOC v. Transmodal Solutions, LLC, Civil Action No. 2:18-cv-00303-RGD-LRL) was filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division. The EEOC sued after first attempting to obtain voluntary compliance with the agreement from Transmodal Solutions.
"The ADR program is integral to the EEOC's enforcement program and provides an opportunity for early resolution of many EEOC charges," said Kara Gibbon Haden, acting regional attorney for EEOC's Charlotte District Office. "The EEOC takes the agreements reached through the program very seriously."
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