Illinois Staffing Firm to Pay $25K to Settle Federal Sex Discrimination Suit

October 30, 2020

An Illinois-based staffing agency will pay $25,000 to settle a federal lawsuit alleging it refused to hire qualified females as receiving associates.

LTI Services LLC in Burbank, Ill., also has agreed to other conditions to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, LTI refused to hire women for a receiving associate position for one of its clients, Tire Rack. The EEOC said that women who had years of experience were passed over for men who did not meet the experience or work-history requirements.

Rejecting qualified applicants because of their sex violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The EEOC filed suit (Case No. 3:20-cv-00304 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana) after first attempting to reach a settlement through its administrative conciliation process.

The two-year consent decree settling the suit provides that, in addition to paying $25,000, the company will not maintain sex-segregated job classifications and will provide training on Title VII’s prohibitions against sex discrimination.

Source: EEOC

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