Employment Staffing Agency Sued by EEOC for Sexual Discrimination

Employment Staffing Agency Sued by EEOC for Sexual Discrimination

 The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a gender-based discrimination suit against Industrial Labor Management Group, Inc. (ILM).

The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, alleges that ILM refused to refer qualified female applicants for open positions because of their gender.  ILM provides temporary workers for warehouse positions to Manuli Stretch, a film manufacturer.  Sherry Brewer applied and interviewed with ILM for the position.  When she called later to inquire about her application, ILM allegedly told her that the position was only for men.  The EEOC alleges ILM never referred any female applicants to Manuli Stretch. 

Gender discrimination is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  The EEOC seeks monetary relief in the form of back pay and compensatory and punitive damages, as well as hiring relief and an injunction against future discrimination.  

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