Men and women job applicants must be given fair and equal opportunity in the hiring process based on their qualifications and experience. Wal-Mart violated equal employment opportunity law in failing to do this at one of its distribution centers in Eastern Kentucky. A $12 million settlement has been reached in this gender discrimination suit, which claimed that Wal-Mart routinely hired 18 to 25-year-old man ahead of equally well-qualified women informed female applicants that they were not suitable for the job. The $12 million settlement will be divided among those job applicants that suffered discrimination between 1998 and 2005.
Source: New York Times
If you believe that you have suffered discrimination in hiring or promotion process, contact Lexington, Kentucky employment lawyer Robert Abell at 859-254-7076.