Automotive supplier Eagle Wings Industries has agreed to pay a class of female employees $428,500 to settle sexual harassment charges stemming from illegal practices at its Rantoul location near Champaign.
Eagle Wings supplies welded chassis to Acura, Honda, Lexus, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Toyota.
The EEOC intervened on behalf of the women, alleging a pattern of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation. The commission also claimed the company subjected a female employee to a medical examination in violation of the ADA.
Under the agreement, Eagle Wings must certify to the court that it has trained personnel in harassment and discrimination laws, must post settlement terms in the workplace, must report any employee complaints and the company’s response to the EEOC for the next two years.
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