EEOC Says Food Distributor Denied Women Warehouse Jobs

Law360, New York (June 17, 2013, 6:46 PM EDT) -- Food distributor Performance Food Group Inc. was sued by the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission in Maryland federal court Thursday for allegedly refusing to give women jobs involving working with machinery and processing equipment in its warehouses across the country.

Executives with the Virginia-based company, which distributes food to 130,000 clients including restaurants, hotels, schools and health care facilities, allegedly "openly proclaimed" a bias against women, saying they were not cut out for jobs as drivers, forklift operators, mechanics, fuelers and other positions, the suit said....
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