DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission (EEOC) announced that it has sued Country Fresh, a milk and juice
manufacturer and division of Dean Foods, over allegations of subjecting female
employees to sex discrimination.
Country Fresh in Grand Rapids allegedly denied promotions on a repeated basis
to a female employee because of her gender. The employee had been with the
company’s Livonia plant for years and had decades of experience yet was passed up for
promotions in favor of male co-workers, according to the complaint.
"Failing to promote a qualified female employee because
of her sex violates federal law and is completely unacceptable," said EEOC
Trial Attorney Nedra Campbell. "EEOC will continue to fight for the
victims of sex discrimination to ensure that everyone has a fair chance to
advance at work."
EEOC seeks an injunction to bar the company from this type
of alleged discrimination in the future. It will also aim to recover monetary
relief on behalf of the employee.