Sysco agrees to settle gender discrimination allegations

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Four companies within Sysco Corporation have agreed to pay more than $180,000 to settle claims of gender discrimination on the East Coast.

Citing a news release, the Salisbury Daily Times reports the U.S. Department of Labor announced Thursday over 200 female applicants experienced discrimination between November 2013 and December 2014. It says an investigation revealed the claims were tied to "outbound selector positions" in Jessup and Pocomoke City, Maryland; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Harrisonburg, Virginia.

The department says Sysco also agreed to make 60 job offers to original applicants as positions become available at the four locations. It will also review and revise its selection procedures. It didn't admit liability in the settlement.

The department says the reported actions had violated an executive order that prohibits gender discrimination by federal contractors.

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Information from: The Daily Times of Salisbury, Md., http://www.delmarvanow.com/

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