EEOC Sues Grocer Over Refusal To Hire Female Driver

Law360, New York (December 19, 2013, 6:30 PM ET) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued grocery store owner Lee's Food Corp. in Virginia federal court on Thursday, accusing the store of refusing to hire a qualified female van driver because of her sex.

The EEOC's complaint alleges that Lee's Food, which does business as Food Rite Community Supermarket, failed to hire Deborah Newell when she applied for a part-time courtesy van driver position after a store manager told her that he would not hire a woman because of concerns that a woman would be...
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Case Information

Case Title

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Lee's Food Corp.

Case Number

3:13-cv-00838

Court

Virginia Eastern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs

Judge

Robert E. Payne

Date Filed

December 18, 2013

Sections

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