The EEOC has filed a sex discrimination lawsuit against Performance Food Group, a national distributor of food products.
The EEOC alleges that high-ranking VP-level bad bosses at Performance Food Group discriminated against women by refusing to hire female job applicants for operative positions such as forklift operators, mechanics, drivers, and meat packers at the company’s distribution centers across the country.
According to the EEOC, PFG vice presidents made ongoing comments directing managers to favor male applicants and to discriminate against female applicants.
Company vice presidents allegedly said that women would slow down the company’s operations and asked questions like, “Why would we ever waste our time brining in females?”
One female PFG employee claims that she was denied a promotion to a nighttime warehouse training supervisor position because of her gender. According to the EEOC, the company’s corporate vice president of operations refused to look at her resume and said, “”I am not interested in seeing anything from a woman.”
EEOC Attorney Debra Lawrence said, “This type of blatant discrimination is a priority for the EEOC. No employer has the right to reject female applicants based on outdated stereotypes or biases that women cannot perform jobs in traditionally male-dominated workplaces.”