UNION PACIFIC TO PAY $75K FOR SEX DISCRIMINATION

The EEOC has announced that Union Pacific Railroad will pay $75,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by EEOC alleging the company refused to hire a female applicant to a system material foreman position even though she had more seniority than the other applicants (EEOC v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., Civil Case No. 07-1707, filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California). The woman had worked on the rails alongside men, and she had already been an assistant foreman in the division.

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