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Jun 6, 2016

WOMEN IN TRUCKING * USA: Discrimation against female truckers

* Missouri - New Prime Inc. ordered by court to pay $3.1M in EEOC lawsuit

--- The United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri HAS issued an order concluding a lawsuit initiated by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against New Prime Inc... Under the terms of the settlement, Prime has agreed to pay the $1,127,458.65 in back pay previously awarded by the Court and an additional $1,735,500 in other compensatory damages to the 63 claimants represented by the EEOC... The payments follow an earlier court order finding that Prime violated federal law by discriminating against female truck driver applicants when it required that they be trained only by female trainers, the EEOC said... The policy was instituted after the EEOC filed a lawsuit filed against Prime in 2001 on behalf of three female over-the-road driver trainees who claimed that they had been sexually harassed by their male trainers, including allegations of sexual assault, according to a news release issued by Prime... After that trial, Prime concluded that the most effective way to reduce the risk to and protect its female driver trainees, many of whom were just starting their driving careers, was to assign trainers and trainees of the same gender...
(Photo)   --  Springfield, MO, USA - The Trucker News Services - 3/2016

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