Milking It: EEOC Sues Manufacturer for Repeatedly Not Promoting Qualified Woman

A milk manufacturer in Michigan is about to get a taste of what it looks like to face the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in a sex discrimination case.

The EEOC filed suit today under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act against Country Fresh, a Grand Rapids-based milk and juice manufacturer, alleging it discriminated against a female employee by repeatedly denying her a promotion to various supervisor jobs.  The employee, who worked at the company’s Livonia, Mich., plant, worked in various production jobs throughout the plant, had decades of experience, and was repeatedly bypassed for promotions while male employees were selected for the jobs she sought, EEOC said.

“Failing to promote a qualified female employee because of her sex violates federal law and is completely unacceptable,” said EEOC Trial Attorney Nedra Campbell.

Read more about the lawsuit.

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