A jury is considering a gender-bias lawsuit filed against Anheuser-Busch that says a former employee was paid less and passed over for promotions because she is a woman. Missouri law requires that at least nine of the 12 jurors agree with the plaintiff for her claim to succeed.
Managers at Bass Pro Shops refused to hire nonwhite workers and retaliated against employees who disagreed with the company's hiring practices, a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleges. The company denies the allegations, and says the EEOC is biased against those who support outdoor sports.
Hiring experts offer their favorite questions for uncovering important qualities about job candidates. For instance, one expert suggests asking applicants what they like to do after they finish their work. "The question is artfully vague, in that the applicant is not told if the answer should focus on work or personal activities," Michael Mercer says.
Amtrak faces a lawsuit by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging gender discrimination. The complaint charges that Amtrak would not pay a female human resources worker more even though she had a "significantly heavier" workload and the same amount of experience as two male colleagues. The EEOC also charges that the employer retaliated against the worker after she complained.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says it has found evidence that Deutsche Bank AG discriminated against a saleswoman at the bank because of her gender. Leigh Short, who left the bank in 2004, has alleged the bank fostered a sexist environment where her manager led expensive outings to strip clubs.