A Georgia sanitation company fired its only female
supervisor because of her sex, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
(EEOC) claimed in a lawsuit.
Stellar Management Group, Inc., which does business as
QSI, provides cleaning crews for meatpacking plants. According to the EEOC, its
sole woman supervisor ran a team that cleaned up at a Perdue chicken plant in
Perry, Ga. But her area manager said he wanted to fire her, the EEOC said,
because he believed that only men should be supervisors.
In October 2011, the employee missed three days of
work-an absence that QSI originally approved, the EEOC said. But soon afterward
QSI fired her for failing to inform the company of her whereabouts. It
immediately replaced her with a man, according to the lawsuit.
The EEOC seeks back pay and damages for the former
supervisor, plus a court order to stop QSI from discriminating against women.
It said QSI's actions violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which
forbids job discrimination based on sex.
articles from the Workplace Discrimination Blog.
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