Human Relations Commission fines Central PA trucking company for ignoring orders to cease and desist from discrimination

29 November 2023- The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) filed a petition for enforcement in Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court against Chase Logistics, LLC and Chase Eckert due to their failure to comply with the Commission’s order.

A public hearing was held in November 2022 to determine the damages in the case. No one appeared on behalf of Chase Logistics, LLC or Chase Eckert. The Commission found Chase Logistics, LLC and Chase Eckert liable for discrimination in a final order issued January 2023. They were ordered to pay $20,097.60 in damages as well as to cease and desist from harassing employees based upon their ancestry and from terminating employees who complained about harassment. Both were given 30 days to comply with the order, which they have not done.

“The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission was created to protect Pennsylvanians from discrimination,” said PHRC Executive Director Chad Dion Lassiter, MSW. “In this case, following an investigation and a public hearing, it was determined Chase Logistics, LLC and Chase Eckert discriminated against the Complainant. They were given time to comply with the order and they have not. That is unacceptable. We filed this petition for enforcement to ensure justice is served.”

The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act prohibits discrimination based on ancestry in employment, housing, commercial property, education, and public accommodations.