Lone Wolf Resources, based in Holly Lake Ranch, Texas, did not immediately respond to Construction Dive’s requests for comment. Lone Wolf’s lead attorney on the case, Jessica Theresa Travers of law firm Littler Mendelson PC, said she was not authorized to comment on her client’s behalf. In court documents, Lone Wolf denied the allegations in the complaint.
The $50,000 settlement, which will be paid to the Black employee, illustrates the financial repercussions of discrimination in the construction industry. In May, the EEOC held a hearing to look at racism in construction in the light of the $1.2 trillion of federal funding that is beginning to be dispersed through last year’s infrastructure act.