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Upstate Niagara Cooperative Settles Sex Discrimination Lawsuit for $1.35 million

Incidents began in 2009
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Posted at 1:49 PM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 13:49:49-05

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) — A Buffalo dairy cooperative will pay $1,350,000 to female applicants, and will provide other relief, to settle a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

According to the EEOC's lawsuit, Upstate Niagara discriminated against female job applicants for production-related positions at three facilities in Buffalo and Rochester.

The incidents happened between 2009 and the present.

The company will also adopt a recruitment plan with hiring goals to increase the number of women hired into production-related positions.

In addition, Upstate must retain all applications, train all of its employees at the three facilities on their rights and obligations under federal anti-discrimination law, and adopt a new anti-discrimination procedure.