Employer To Pay 1.5M For Not Hiring Female Sales Representatives

  11 September 2014

Cintas Corporation, a major uniform manufacturer and supplier, has agreed to pay $1,500,000 to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Cintas Corporation, a major uniform manufacturer and supplier, has agreed to pay $1,500,000 to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). According to the EEOC's lawsuit, Cintas allegedly failed to hire females as service sales representatives (SSR), which are responsible for servicing customers by taking care of all customer needs. The evidence obtained by the EEOC revealed that although females applied, they were not hired at a statistically significant level. In a consent decree approved by the court, Cintas agreed to pay the class of women who applied, but were not hired, $1,500,000 in back pay. Cintas will also pay an additional $50,000 to a third-party claims administrator to distribute money to the class.

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