EEOC Says Beauty Products Co. Wouldn't Promote Men

Law360, New York (July 21, 2011, 6:13 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Ventura Corp. Ltd. in Puerto Rico on Tuesday, accusing the personal care products distributor of discriminating against men by only hiring women for managerial positions.

The suit alleges Ventura discriminated against employee Erick Zayas and other men by refusing to promote him to zone manager or support manager because he is a man. The company then retaliated against him for filing a discrimination charge and complaining about the allegedly discriminatory practices, according to the complaint.

“Since at least 2004,...
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