EEOC Sues Mining Co. Over Failure To Hire Women

Law360, New York (September 28, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Mach Mining LLC on Tuesday in Illinois, alleging the coal mine operator hadn't hired any female miners since setting up shop in 2006, despite having received applications from highly qualified women.

The EEOC says it filed suit against Mach Mining only after trying to reach a prelitigation settlement through its conciliation process. In addition to failing to hire any women for mining positions, the company's newly constructed facility doesn't offer bathrooms or changing facilities for women miners, the agency...
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