"Today, the Department of Justice announced another “6-figure”
anti-discrimination settlement agreement – this one with the University
of California San Diego Medical Center – to resolve allegations that the
hospital failed to comply with proper I-9 procedures for non-citizens
who are authorized to work in the United States. As described in my earlier blog post in December,
the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed suit against UCSD Medical for an
alleged pattern or practice of requesting excessive I-9 documentation.
Under the terms of the settlement announced today,
UCSD Medical has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $115,000, one of the
higher civil penalties we’ve seen to date. In addition, UCSD has agreed
to conduct supplemental training of its human resources personnel on
their responsibilities to avoid discrimination in the employment
eligibility verification process and work with the DOJ to ensure
compliance with proper Form I-9 processes across all University of
California campuses, medical centers and facilities." - John Fay, Jan. 4, 2012.