HONOLULU – Suisan Company, Limited (Suisan), a food distributor on the island of Hawaii, has agreed to pay $90,000 and provide other relief to resolve a race harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Oppor­tunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, an African American warehouse employee was subjected to  unwelcome comments because of his race. After complaining to management about the comments, the employee was suspended and then terminated.