When Deborah applied for a van driver position at a supermarket, the store manager told her he would not hire a woman for the job out of concern that a female driver would be at greater risk of being assaulted on the job than a male driver. The store hired a male driver five days later.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit on her behalf and won a $10,500 settlement. (EEOC v. Lee’s Food Corp. d/b/a Food Rite Community Supermarket)