Food Distributor, EEOC Ink $3.6M Deal In Sex Bias Suit

Law360 (October 15, 2018, 8:56 PM EDT) -- A Detroit-based national food distribution company has agreed to pay $3.6 million to resolve the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's claims that it flouted Title VII by engaging in hiring practices that discriminated against women, according to filings in Ohio federal court Monday.

Sherwood Food Distributors LLC and the EEOC jointly submitted the consent decree, which requires the distributor to pay $3.6 million, establish an anti-discrimination policy and attempt to meet certain hiring goals, among other things. The $3.6 million will go to certain women who the EEOC determines were subjected to the discrimination alleged in its September 2016 complaint between...

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