Digital Cable and Communications South Settle Sex Discrimination Suit for $75,000

 
Friday, November 19, 2010
 
Notice how the EEOC required training of all employees in this case.  Do you think they could have avoided this if they had trained their employees before the alleged violations occurred?

Digital Cable and Communications South, Inc., a Parma, Ohio-based cable TV installation company, will pay $75,000 to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

In its lawsuit, the EEOC had charged that qualified females applied for available cable technician positions but were denied hire, despite their qualifications, while similarly or less qualified male applicants were hired.

Sex discrimination violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The EEOC filed suit, No. 1:09-cv-02035, in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement.

In addition to the monetary relief, the five-year consent decree settling the suit provides for proactive hiring and training of women for cable technician positions, training of all employees on employee rights and employer obligations under Title VII, as well as maintaining policies against sex discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and including promoting supervisor accountability.

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