The Phoenix, Ariz., district office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has entered into a consent decree to resolve a discrimination complaint filed against Long Airdox Co., Huntington, Emery County, by two employees seeking equal pay for equal work.
Under terms of the decree, the company will pay Ann Seevers $13,006 and Trudy Skerl Bassett $7,871 in back pay to settle their claim.The company also is enjoined from engaging in any employment practice that discriminates on the basis of sex, including the selection of people for promotions; from engaging in any employment practice that prevents equal pay for equal work;and from retaliating against anyone filing a charge with the commission or anyone who assists in a discrimination investigation.
Commission officials said the consent decree will be enforced for three years. The company also must provide the commission semi-annual reports regarding any changes in anti-discrimination policies and practices and information on employees stating allegations or retaliation against company personnel.
The company also will conduct training sessions in its manufacturing facilities in Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania to correct any illegal practices.