Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
GuideOne Mutual Insurance Company
Penalty: 
$74,500
Year: 
2009
Date: 
September 18, 2009
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
discriminatory practices (non-employment)
Violation Description: 

The Justice Department announced a settlement resolving allegations that the GuideOne Mutual Insurance Company and two authorized agents discriminated because of religion when they advertised special benefits and discounts only to "churchgoers" and "persons of faith." Under the settlement, the defendants had to pay a total of $29,500 to three victims of discrimination, an additional $45,000 to the government as a civil penalty and stop the alleged discriminatory practices.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Rights Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
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Parent company note: 
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