Company Commits Sex Discrimination By Preferring Male Applicants

     Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Mobile, will reportedly pay $35,000 to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit that was brought by the EEOC.  The lawsuit alleges that the company refused to hire a female applicant for two open warehouse positions because of her sex.  The company instead hired two male applicants who were less qualified than than her.  The EEOC additionally alleged that the company failed to keep certain application materials that were related the positions for which owed applied, and that the company’s failure to maintain these materials violated federal record-keeping laws.  The alleged conduct violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Title VII prohibits employers from discriminating against employees and prospective employees because of their sex.  See EEOC v. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, No. 1:15-cv-00486 (S.D. Ala.).

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