USF HOLLAND REQUIRED TO PAY OVER $490K TO SETTLE SEX DISCRIMINATION SUIT
USF HOLLAND LLC, a leading trucking company, (and subsidiary of YRC Worldwide, Inc.) has agreed to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit which had been filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
The company was alleged to have denied female drivers positions at the company, even their qualifications were “equal or superior to those of male applicants.”
Finding that such conduct violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the EEOC commenced litigation in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, Oxford Division (EEOC v. USF Holland, Case No. 3:20cv270-NBB-RP).
By way of a press release, the EEOC announced that in addition to the $490,000 settlement payment, the company has agreed to establish a scholarship fund (and will award $10,000 grants four times each year) and will also revise its employment polices and practices.
EEOC Trial Attorney Roslyn Griffin Pack, noted in that release, “While the trucking industry is traditionally a male-dominated field, qualified female drivers do exist and are paving the way for more women to enter the field …. We are pleased Holland agreed to take proactive steps to not only train female drivers through its apprenticeship program, but to also hire those qualified female drivers for positions in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. We hope these small steps will make a big difference in the lives of women who seek to enter the trucking industry.”
No driving a truck through that ….
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