Auto Parts Co. Beats EEOC Retaliation Claim In Jury Trial

Law360 (March 20, 2019, 5:48 PM EDT) -- A Tennessee federal jury has let an automobile parts manufacturer off the hook in a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit claiming the company fired a female worker in retaliation for filing a sexual harassment complaint.

The jury returned a verdict in favor of HP Pelzer Automotive Systems Inc. on Tuesday after a five-day trial on the EEOC’s allegations that the company retaliated against Estela Black, who had worked at the company as a production operator. The verdict brought an end to a two-year-long dispute over whether Black was properly fired after alleging that a human resources employee sexually harassed her....

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