J.C. Penney Corporation Agrees to Settle Pregnancy Discrimination Claim

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced a settlement in a pregnancy discrimination claim filed by the EEOC against J.C. Penney Corporation, Inc.

The lawsuit alleged that a female job applicant was denied a position in J.C. Penney’s hair salon, which was located within J.C. Penney’s Brunswick, Georgia store, after she informed the salon manager that she was pregnant. Although J.C. Penney denied any liability or wrongdoing when it agreed to settle the case, the company agreed to pay $40,000.00, to provide equal employment opportunity training, and to post anti-discrimination notices.

For more information on this case, please visit the EEOC’s website at: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/1-16-14.cfm