Tire Company to Pay $2M in Gender-based Hiring Discrimination Lawsuit Settlement
March 12, 2010
As Southern California Employment Lawyers, we have been interested in the recent $2,000,000 discrimination settlement between Les Schwab Tire Centers and Warehouse, and female applicants who were denied employment based on their sex.
According to the gender-based hiring class lawsuit, filed four years ago by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), more than 200 qualified women have been denied jobs involving tire-changing since 2004 in California, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Utah, and Nevada because of their gender.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states that discrimination based on gender in hiring, firing, harassment, promotions, training, benefits, or wage discussions is against the law.
Les Schwab will pay $2,000,000 monetary settlement to be dispersed to the eligible females in the suit, and agreed to maintain the company's anti-discrimination procedures and policies. The tire company will also engage in training for employees, managers, and assistant managers about gender-based discrimination under Title VII and will report to the EEOC to make sure the company is complying with the consent decree terms that settled the lawsuit.
According to the Associated Press, the EEOC pledged to continue to investigate industries and companies that discriminate against qualified women, with the hope that that Les Schwab will set a new standard for promoting women in the male-dominated tire industry. Les Schwab is reported to have over 400 tire centers.
If you or someone you know in Orange County or throughout Southern California has experienced gender-based discrimination in hiring practices, our experienced team of Anaheim-based Labor & Employment Attorneys can help find a solution for your recovery. Call Howard Law PC today, for a free consultation at 1-800-872-5925.
Les Schwab Agrees to $2 Million in Sex Discrimination Case, Oregon Business Report, March 12, 2010
Les Schwab Tire Centers Agrees To Pay $2,000,000 To Settle Hiring Discrimination Case Involving Females, EEOC Press Release, March 11, 2010
Auto Business Pays $2 Million to Settle EEOC Suit, The Associated Press/Business Week, March 12, 2010
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