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DOJ: Ore. forestry company unfairly fired worker

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has ordered an Oregon forestry products company to pay $15,000 to a permanent resident it unlawfully fired and later refused to rehire in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act.






A Justice Department release says it reached the settlement with Collins Management Corporation on Wednesday. Collins Management Corporation also agreed to give its managers and personnel representatives anti-discrimination training.






The Justice Department says Collins Management Corporation fired the complainant when he failed to show them a permanent resident card, also known as a green card, even though he had a driver's license and Social Security card.






The company also refused to consider rehiring him two months later because it did not believe his documentation was valid.






Copyright 2010 The AP.



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