DENTAL HEALTH PRODUCTS NEEDS TO BRUSH UP ON ITS EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES
According to a May 8, 2023 press release issued by the United States Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a company by the name of Dental Health Products, Inc., (which provides dental equipment and supplies, nationwide), reached a settlement with the agency.
Apparently, a female sales representative alleged that her manager was discriminating against her based on her sex. And after lodging a complaint about her mistreatment, she was terminated by the company the following day.
Since such conduct is allegedly violative of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the EEOC filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division (EEOC v. Dental Health Products, Inc. Case No. 5:22-cv-00994), seeking compensatory damages and changes to the company’s employment related practices. In addition to equitable relief, Dental Health Products ultimately agreed to pay $25,000.
In the written statement, Philip Moss, trial attorney for the EEOC’s San Antonio Field Office, noted, “The EEOC is dedicated to safeguarding the rights of employees who engage in protected activities, including asserting complaints about discrimination to their employer, filing a charge of discrimination, or otherwise opposing discrimination in the workplace.”
Think they bristled at that?
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