By Ben Glickman

United Parcel Service has settled claims with the Justice Department that it discriminated against a lawful permanent resident based on his immigration status.

The Justice Department said Thursday that UPS would pay almost $100,000 in back pay, front pay and associated benefits to the worker, as well as pay a civil penalty, train its staff in anti-discrimination provisions and modify its policies.

The Justice Department alleged UPS retaliated against the employee, and "routinely rejected valid documentation that certain non-U.S. citizens presented to obtain an airport badge," which was required for certain UPS jobs.

The investigation followed a complaint related to UPS rejecting documentation that a worker provided at the company's Boston Logan Airport facility, according to the department.

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(END) Dow Jones Newswires

09-21-23 1419ET