Cintas Sued For Racial Discrimination

August 5, 2005 ( - Former African American managers of Cintas Corp. have filed a class-action suit against the company alleging they were denied promotional opportunities offered to their white coworkers.

According to the Cincinnati Business Courier, this is the third discrimination suit filed against the company.

In July 2004, a group of women in Michigan filed a class-action suit alleging they were shut out of jobs as route delivery drivers because of their gender, according to the news source. Earlier this year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) got involved with charges that Cintas discriminates against women when recruiting and hiring route drivers.

The largest discrimination suit against the company, according to the newspaper, was filed in January 2004 by 10 employees and job applicants claiming the company has a pattern of discrimination against women, African-Americans, and Hispanics.