FedEx Freight to Pay $115,000 to Settle EEOC Sex Discrimination Lawsuit
FedEx hired an unqualified man over three qualified women for the position of Human Resource. The man did not have a bachelor’s degree nor experience that was required for the position. In the job posting, it stated that applicants must have a bachelor’s degree with two years experience, yet the three females had at least two-year experience in human resource. The case came out to be EEOC v. FedEx Freight which resulted in that Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged a lawsuit that FedEx passed over three qualified females and instead hired a man who was unqualified for the position.
From the web link below, it states “FedEx Freight will pay $115,000 to the former female employees to resolve this EEOC case. Under the consent decree settling the suit, FedEx Freight also must (1) provide anti-discrimination training for managers, human resource personnel and employees who work at the Phoenix service center and employees who are responsible for hiring there; (2) review, and revise if necessary, its policies to ensure they prohibit sex discrimination and ensure a strong and clear commitment to a workplace free of such bias; (3) refrain from engaging in any future sex discrimination; (4) provide letters of regret to the three women; and (5) post a notice that sex discrimination – or retaliation for complaining about it – is unlawful.”