EEOC Settles Sex Discrimination Suit Against Nestle Waters

Law360, New York (March 9, 2017, 5:34 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge signed off Thursday on a deal to resolve the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's allegations that Nestle Waters North America Inc., a unit of the conglomerate Nestle SA, refused to promote a highly qualified female worker and then laid her off because of her gender.

U.S. District Judge Richard A. Lazzara approved a consent order settling the EEOC's claims that Nestle violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title I of the Civil Rights Act of 1991 by promoting a less-qualified male worker rather than Dawn Bowers-Ferrara, a seasoned financial manager with 20 years...

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