Tuesday, July 30, 2013
How much do you tip for a $900,000 "lunch"?
It's Just Lunch, a company that provides matchmaking services nationwide, has agreed to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the EEOC. The Agency charged in its suit that "It's Just Lunch" (IJL) refused to hire men as dating directors and inside sales representatives.
According to the terms of the consent decree settling the suit, IJL will pay more than $900,000 to settle the suit.
As the director of the Miami EEOC office stated, "Employers cannot refuse to hire applicants based on unfounded sex stereotypes. Moreover, employees who raise legitimate concerns about their employer's employment practices must be able to raise those concerns without fear of unlawful retaliation."