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Cintas Corporation to Pay $1.5 Million to Settle EEOC Class Sex Discrimination Lawsuit - Labor and Employment Law News

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Posted on: Dec 4, 2015

Provided by the Labor & Employment Law Section Executive Committee

The EEOC recently obtained a consent decree resolving long-running litigation against Cintas Corporation targeting class-based hiring practices that the Commission alleged discriminated against women. In addition to monetary damages of $1.5 million, the Commission secured significant injunctive relief. Among other things, Cintas must undertake a new validation study to ensure its screening and interviewing criteria do not have an adverse impact against female applicants for service sales representative positions. In addition, the Commission highlighted the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals' earlier opinion in the case Serrano v. Cintas, 699 F.3d 884 (6th Cir. 2012), which confirmed the Commission's authority to bring pattern-or-practice claims.

Read more about the resolution here.

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