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Gender Discrimination Class Actions Highlight Need To Look At Gender Equity In The Workplace

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2010 has so far shown that sex discrimination persists in workplaces across the country. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) commented: "Forty-plus years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, far too many employers are still blatantly excluding women from particular jobs, segregating their workforce on the basis of sex, and denying women equal pay for equal work."

 

The EEOC said this in light of an $11.2 million settlement with Wal-Mart, in which the agency alleged that Wal-Mart's London, KY, distribution center regularly hired male entry-level applicants for warehouse positions, but excluded female applicants who were equally or better qualified.  "Let this major settlement serve as a warning: Employers must stop engaging in these outdated and sexist practices, or they will face severe legal consequences," the EEOC added.

 

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