The Labor Department has sued Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., alleging hiring discrimination against hundreds of women who sought jobs at one of its plants in Virginia in the late 1990s. The lawsuit seeks to have Goodyear, which is based in Akron, Ohio, hire and provide back wages, retroactive seniority and all other employment benefits to the female applicants who were denied employment. From January 1998 through June 1999, Goodyear followed "a hiring process and selection procedures that discriminated against hundreds of female applicants for entry-level positions on the basis of gender," the Labor Department said. Jo Andrews, a spokeswoman for Goodyear, said the company denies the charges and is working with the department to resolve the matter.
This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.