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Sherwood Food Agrees to Pay $3.6M to End EEOC Hiring Bias Case

Oct. 16, 2018, 1:21 PM

Sherwood Food Distributors and the EEOC reached a tentative $3.6 million settlement that would resolve the agency’s hiring bias allegations on behalf of a class of women.

The Detroit-based regional food products distributor also would be required to meet a 15 percent hiring goal for women seeking entry-level warehouse worker positions at the company’s Detroit and Cleveland facilities that would be phased in over the five-year term of the proposed pact. It also would have to offer work by the end of that five-year period to no fewer than 150 women who previously applied for such jobs.

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