LEACHGARNER ALLEGEDLY DIDN’T LIKE WOMEN
In a press release dated May 9, 2023, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it had filed a wage discrimination lawsuit against LeachGarner, Inc., a metallurgical manufacturer and supplier which is based out of Attleboro, Massachusetts.
The company allegedly assigned women to lower-paying positions, and paid men significantly more even though they performed similar work.
Believing that such conduct violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Equal Pay Act (EPA), the EEOC commenced civil litigation in U.S. District Court for the Massachusetts (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. LeachGarner d/b/a LeachGarner, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, No. 23-cv-11014), seeking back pay, compensatory, liquidated, and punitive damages, together with injunctive relief preventing future sex-based discrimination practices.
In a written statement, Jeffrey Burstein, regional attorney for the EEOC’s New York District Office, noted that, “The Equal Pay Act was the first federal anti-discrimination law enacted to end gender-based pay disparity …. In the 60 years since its enactment, the EEOC remains committed to closing the gender wage gap by enforcing laws that require equal pay for men and women who perform the same jobs.”
Bet LeachGarner thought that sucked.
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