Gender Discrimination

A class action lawsuit was filed against a consumer retail products company. The claimants, all women, alleged the corporation discriminated against them by requiring a strength test at its meat packing plant. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which filed the suit on behalf of the women, roughly 60 percent of women failed the test while nearly all men passed it. A jury found intentional discrimination and a U.S. district judge upheld the decision and awarded $3.4 million in damages to the 52 plaintiffs.

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