Maryland Grocer to Pay $275K to Settle Gender Suit

September 3, 2009

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says Maryland grocery chain Mars Super Markets will pay $275,000 to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit.

The settlement was announced Tuesday.

Part-time deli clerk Gail Brown alleged that Mars wouldn’t hire her as an apprentice meat cutter in a Dundalk store because she’s a woman.

In the U.S. District Court settlement, Mars agreed to give Brown $118,000 for back pay, damages and her attorney’s fees. Other female applicants denied a meat cutter’s job will also receive back pay.

The federal agency said Tuesday that Mars has been ordered to train managers and offer jobs to any woman denied a meat cutter’s position.

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