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Employment discrimination could leave Colorado residents jobless

On Behalf of | Jul 6, 2016 | Workplace Discrimination

When looking for a job, many Colorado residents may feel hopeful about their prospects. However, even individuals who are qualified for positions could be the victims of employment discrimination and miss out on job opportunities. In such cases, legal action may be necessary in order to rectify injustices and ensure equal opportunities for qualified individuals.

It was recently reported that such a situation took place in another state. A company was accused of gender discrimination after numerous women were passed over for entry-level positions with the company over the course of at least a year. A review of the selection practices found that there was a pattern of discrimination against women, and at least 53 women would have been hired during that year-long period had they not been the victims of discrimination.

The company denies that such practices were taking place, but in order to avoid additional litigation over the issue, a settlement was recently met. As part of that settlement, the company is required to hire 53 women, and there are over 300 women who applied for jobs with the company that could potentially be entitled to a portion of the settlement fund. That fund was reported as being $491,861.

Employment discrimination of any kind can be devastating on many levels. For this case, justice is being served, and the negatively affected women could see restitution for their unjust treatment. If Colorado residents believe that they have been discriminated against during the hiring process, they may wish to look into their legal options for potentially seeking justice of their own. 

Source: wdaz.com, “Feds allege Jennie-O discriminated against women at Willmar site“, Carolyn Lange, June 22, 2016