Maryland dealerships Jerry’s Chevrolet Inc. and Jerry Motor Vehicles Inc. pays $62,500 to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Alternative Fee, in line with the federal company.
The EEOC in September 2021 filed a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit towards Jerry’s Chevrolet and Jerry’s Motor Vehicles in suburban Baltimore alleging that the companies paid a feminine worker lower than a person working in the identical place after which fired her one week after she complained concerning the pay disparity to the dealership’s director of human sources.
The girl, who labored as a dispatcher, had complained concerning the state of affairs and requested increased pay in September 2020, the EEOC stated. The company alleged that the lady’s dismissal was retaliation for her criticism not for telling an inappropriate joke, which was the rationale cited by the dealerships, in line with the EEOC.
Attorneys representing the dealerships denied the company’s allegations in a November 2021 response to the EEOC’s criticism.
A settlement filed Nov. 30 detailed that the dealerships pays the previous worker $40,000 in again pay, plus $22,500 in damages, in line with court docket information.
The settlement additionally requires the dealerships to implement an in depth equal-pay-for-equal-work coverage and an anti-retaliation coverage, in addition to present anti-discrimination coaching to all staff, in line with court docket paperwork.
Attorneys representing Jerry’s Chevrolet and Jerry’s Motor Vehicles could not be reached for remark.