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Tire Company to Pay $2 Million to Settle Gender Discrimination Case

EEOC suit claimed that Les Schwab failed to hire qualified women for tire changing jobs.

Failure to hire women for jobs traditionally held by men can be a costly mistake for employers. A case in point: Les Schwab Tire Centers will pay $2 million to settle charges it didn't hire women to change tires. From the EEOC release:

"The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that it has resolved its gender-based hiring class lawsuit against Les Schwab Tire Centers of Washington, et al., and Les Schwab Tire Warehouse, Inc. for $2,000,000 and other corrective measures. The EEOC's suit (Case No. 06-045-RSM) in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington (Seattle) claimed that Les Schwab had failed to hire qualified women for Sales & Service (tire changing) jobs at its stores in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Utah starting in 2004."

Read the complete EEOC news release here:

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