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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Case Title

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Mach Mining, LLC


Case Number

3:11-cv-00879

Court

Illinois Southern

Nature of Suit

Civil Rights: Jobs

Judge

J. Phil Gilbert

Date Filed

September 27, 2011

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