The suit, filed in US District Court against the Chicago-based subsidiary of Aon Corp., said Combined’s discrimination was so pervasive that the corporate atmosphere “encourages a culture of sex harassment and oppression,” according to Crain’s Chicago Business.
According to the suit, Combined managers:
- used demeaning physical descriptions to rate female job candidates
- instructed others not to hire women with children
- routinely promoted men to management jobs more frequently than women.
With a “feeble” sexual harassment rule in place, the suit said none of 12 divisional sales managers are female and only three of its 76 regional managers are women.
– Fred Schneyer firstname.lastname@example.org
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