EEOC finding novel ways to drive industry change.

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Since 1986, a trucking company in Mississippi has hired only one female driver--and it fired her before she completed a single route. The EEOC investigated and discovered a significant number of qualified women with extensive truck-driving experience had applied for jobs, but never received job offers, even when they were better qualified than men who were hired.

The EEOC sued for sex discrimination and the company settled, agreeing to pay $490,000 in damages. In addition, the EEOC negotiated a $120,000...

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