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.