Filterfresh Coffee Services Settles Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

In Georgia, Filterfresh Coffee Services, Inc., a coffee service provider in over 40 locations nationwide, has been sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for sexual discrimination. The company was accused of firing a female employee but allowed male counterparts to have access to more opportunities. As a result of the lawsuit, the company will pay $90,000 to settle the lawsuit, as well as a consent decree that includes provisions for equal employment opportunity training, reporting of complaints of discrimination and posting of anti-discrimination notices. Read more: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/9-17-12.cfm

In order to file a claim with the EEOC office, all charges must be filed with EEOC within 180 days from the date of the alleged violation, in order to protect the charging party’s rights. This 180-day filing deadline is extended to 300 days if the charge also is covered by a state or local anti-discrimination law. For ADEA charges, only state laws extend the filing limit to 300 days. The information which must be provided to file such a charge as follows:

  1. The complaining party’s name, address, and telephone number;

  2. The name, address, and telephone number of the respondent employer, employment agency, or union that is alleged to have discriminated, and number of employees (or union members), if known;

  3. A short description of the alleged violation (the event that caused the complaining party to believe that his or her rights were violated); and

  4. The date(s) of the alleged violation(s).

See: http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/qanda.html

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