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Judge approves EEOC discrimination settlement with Chubb

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal agency says a New Jersey insurance company will pay $110,000 to settle allegations of racial discrimination at its Milwaukee office.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced the agreement Wednesday.

According to the EEOC, it sued Federal Insurance Co., which does business as Chubb & Son. That’s a Warren, N.J.,-based company that sells property and casualty insurance.

According to the agency, it reached the settlement with Chubb ahead of mediation, and that a judge approved the agreement on Tuesday.

The EEOC alleged that Chubb refused to promote a Hmong employee in 2006 because of her race. The EEOC said the woman filed a complaint, then suffered retaliation for that by being denied a second promotion the following year.

A message left with a Chubb spokeswoman was not immediately returned.

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