A Maryland grocery chain, Mars Super Markets, will pay $275,000 to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit. The settlement was announced by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. A part-time deli clerk alleged that Mars wouldn’t hire her as an apprentice meat cutter in a Dundalk store because she’s a woman.
In the settlement in a U.S. District Court, Mars agreed to pay to the Plaintiff $118,000 as back pay, damages and her attorney’s fees. Other female applicants denied a meat cutter’s job at Mars will also receive back pay. The EEOC says that Mars has been ordered to train managers and offer jobs to any woman denied a meat cutter’s position.
Source: Insurance Journal
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