The Maine Human Rights Commission postponed action Monday on two discrimination complaints filed against Bath Iron Works by employees. The commission also voted to accept the withdrawal of a discrimination complaint filed against the shipbuilder by Charles Dorr of Sidney.

Executive Director Amy Sneirson posted a recap of Monday’s meeting on the commission’s website, saying a vote on two pending discrimination complaints against BIW will be heard at the commission’s meeting Nov. 23.

Of the 18 cases of discrimination alleged by BIW employees, only three – by Dorr, Rodney Kates of Lewiston and Richard Roberts of Lisbon Falls – were deemed by investigators to have reasonable grounds. Dorr settled with the company.

All three men are preservation technicians for BIW.

The 18 complaints alleged age discrimination, while a few also alleged discrimination based on disability.

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