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Electroimpact to pay $485K for Muslim discrimination

Associated Press

SEATTLE – A prominent aerospace supplier whose president voiced hatred of Muslims has entered into a consent decree with the state Attorney General’s Office that requires the company to pay $485,000 and removes its leader from direct hiring.

The Seattle Times reported the court-monitored decree will be in place at Electroimpact for 42 months.

A months-long investigation concluded that the Mukilteo-based company violated state law by discriminating on the basis of religion and marital status.

The attorney general’s civil-rights unit began investigating Electroimpact after a Seattle Times story last year exposed a workplace culture shaped by President Peter Zieve’s views.

Zieve offered his mostly white engineers financial incentives to marry and procreate and organized a campaign to stop construction of a Mukilteo mosque.

The president, who hasn’t responded to requests for comment, told the newspaper last year that he refused to be politically correct.

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