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Mach Mining, EEOC Ink $4.25M Pact in Landmark Sex Bias Case

Jan. 26, 2017, 2:51 PM

Illinois coal miner Mach Mining LLC and a group of affiliated companies will pay $4.25 million to settle sex bias claims by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, including those in a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court (EEOC v. Mach Mining, LLC, S.D. Ill., No. 11-cv-00879, consent decree filed 1/25/17).

The companies also agreed to certain hiring goals that the agency expects will result in the hiring of 34 women into coal production positions. They also will boost efforts to recruit women for such jobs and hire a woman as a ...