Employer to Pay $4.25 Million For Alleged Sex Discrimination Featured

  03 February 2017

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC) has resolved two lawsuits against a group of affiliated coal mining companies that it alleged were engaging in hiring practices that effectively excluded women from working in the underground mines and in other coal production positions.

The decree calls for the mining companies to jointly pay a total of $4.25 million to a group of women applicants who were denied jobs because of sex discrimination. Additionally, the companies have agreed to hiring goals that are expected to result in at least 34 women being hired into coal production jobs in their mines that operate in Illinois. Read more here.