BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Laboratory Corporation of America has settled a lawsuit with a worker who said the company discriminated against him because of his race and passed over him for a raise because he complained to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The Times-News of Burlington reports Dwayne Muhammad settled his federal discrimination lawsuit against LabCorp last week. Details of the settlement were not available.

Muhammad had said he received a written reprimand for insubordination after a supervisor said he refused to make new controls for a test when he'd done so. Muhammad said the same supervisor told him his job was not to be logical or analyze, but "to obey."

After filing his complaint, Muhammad said he was passed over for a $1,000-per-year raise. Muhammad is black. The supervisors identified are white.


Information from: Times-News, http://www.thetimesnews.com