Arizona Attorney General: Tucson company agrees to settlement in racial discrimination case

Posted at 9:01 AM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-12 11:01:55-05

PHOENIX — The Arizona Attorney General’s Office announced Thursday that it has reached a settlement in a racial discrimination case with Tucson Recovery Villa Marla.

Formerly known as Unhooked Recover, the facility operates residential alcohol and substance abuse programs with locations in Mesa and Tucson.

According to the official agreement, a woman filed a charge of discrimination on Jan. 7, 2020 accusing her employer of creating a hostile work environment because of her race. She alleged that the company also retaliated against her for engaging in protected activities, violating the Arizona Civil Rights Act.

“It is unconscionable and illegal for Arizonans to be subjected to different terms or conditions of employment based solely on their race,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. "Our office is dedicated to investigating and confronting claims of racial discrimination to see that justice is served.”

Read the full article at Phoenix Business Journal.