MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing defense contractor Alliant Techsystems Inc. for allegedly refusing to hire an African-American job applicant because of her race.

The EEOC filed the lawsuit against the Eden Prairie-based company — known as ATK — Wednesday in federal court.

According to the lawsuit, Tyeastia Green applied for a job to provide technical or IT support for ATK executives. The EEOC says although a recruiter for ATK initially told Green she had gotten the job, the company hired a white man instead.

ATK says in a statement the company is “proud of our track record in equal opportunity employment” and “very confident in our position.”

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the EEOC is seeking back pay and compensatory and punitive damages for Green.

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Comments (9)
  1. Race Card says:

    Maybe the white man had more to offer the company. I dont feel the color of you skin should qualify you for a job.

    1. Max says:

      Nor should the color of your skin exclude you from jobs….

  2. Randy says:

    As a business owner I look for skill, if you dont have any skills then you dont get the job. I employ 8 white 0 blacks, not because of race but because of skill! I will not be forced to hire on skin color or quota.

    1. Dale Gribble says:

      And it’s no big secret that blacks don’t have skills! Good for you, Randy! More job-creators like you should be looking out for White Christian America. Maybe there is hope!

  3. Kevin says:

    Oh those silly whites….dont they know they must hire blacks whether they are qualified or not? What were they thinking…????

    1. Dale Gribble says:

      You’re right, Kevin Socialist labor laws force real Americans to betray their own race!

  4. discrimination is wrong! says:

    Here are the people who were denied jobs.


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  5. Scott Behren says:

    If you wish to learn more about your employee legal rights, check out our employee rights blog http://www.takethisjobnshoveitblog.com

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