New York Supermarket Company Hit with EEOC Suit

August 20, 2009 ( - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against a Queens, New York-based supermarket group.

The EEOC suit charges that Dynasty VI Food has a deliberate practice of discriminating against female applicants in any other job category than cashier. Ninety percent of cashiers at the company’s stores were women, the suit said. The company operates as Key Food or Food Dynasty.

According to the EEOC, the investigation started in 2006 when a woman, Nataliya Goines, applied for a position as a cashier in the Ridgewood, New York, store and was told there were no positions available. When she inquired about a stocker position she was told that women were not hired as stockers.

Goines then filed an EEOC complaint. The EEOC suit is available here .