Frito-Lay Can't Dodge Gender Bias Probe, DOL Says

Law360, San Francisco (March 25, 2013, 2:46 PM ET) -- The U.S. Department of Labor on Friday pushed a Texas federal court to toss Frito-Lay Inc.'s lawsuit blocking the surrender of employment data for a government investigation into gender discrimination at its Dallas baked-snack factory, arguing that it's illegal for government contractors, including Frito-Lay, to ignore such data requests.

The Department of Labor claims the Civil Rights Act did not contain an exemption Frito-Lay claimed excused it from handing over the information. The chip company insisted in its second amended complaint that Title VII bars the...
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