Medical Device Maker Pays $1M To Settle EEOC Bias Suit

By Aaron Vehling (March 8, 2016, 3:03 PM EST) -- Minnesota-based medical device maker PMT Corp. will pay about $1 million to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit accusing the company of refusing to hire women and people over age 40, the workplace discrimination watchdog announced on Monday.

PMT will pay $1.02 million to a class of applicants who are women or over the age of 40 who were denied outside sales positions because of their gender and age, a violation of both Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, according to the EEOC. A former human resources employee who reported the systemic bias will also get...

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