Employer Settles EEOC Sexual Orientation Bias Lawsuit For $202,200

(June 30, 2016, 12:15 PM EDT) -- BALTIMORE — Pallet Cos., doing business as IFCO Systems NA Inc., will pay $202,200 and provide equitable relief to settle one of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s first lawsuits alleging gender discrimination based on sexual orientation, the EEOC announced June 28 (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Pallet Companies d/b/a IFCO Systems NA, Inc., No. 16-595, D. Md.).

(Consent decree available. Document #73-160708-017X.)

The EEOC alleged that Yolanda Boone, a lesbian employee at IFCO’s Baltimore facility, was repeatedly harassed by her supervisor because of her sexual...
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