Sexual Orientation Lawsuit Settled in Baltimore
BALTIMORE (AP) - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says a landmark lawsuit alleging sex discrimination based on sexual orientation has been settled for more than $200,000.
The EEOC said in a statement Tuesday that Pallet Companies, doing business as IFCO Systems, will pay just over $182,000 to a woman who said she was fired after complaining that her supervisor made comments regarding her sexual orientation and appearance. The EEOC says the company will also donate $20,000 to a foundation set up by the Human Rights Campaign, an LGBT advocacy group. The EEOC says IFCO Systems has agreed to hire someone to develop a training program on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender workplace issues.
IFCO Systems did not immediately respond to a request for comment.