Eighth Circuit Upholds $3.4M Sex Discrimination Suit

Law360, New York (November 20, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed on all but one issue a lower court’s $3.4 million jury verdict that found that Dial Corp., an international canned meat producer, had routinely and intentionally discriminated against women.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa awarded compensatory damages, back pay and benefits and concluded that a strength test Dial Corp. required of applicants unlawfully cut down on the number of women hired. Dial appealed the decision on the denial of its motion for judgment...
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