One of the biggest car dealerships in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky has agreed to pay out $2.3 million to 39 women who claim sex discrimination because they were not hired for any sales positions, said the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The consent decree in federal court, resolved an EEOC lawsuit from 2003 alleging 11 of their dealerships owned by Jeff Wyler had discriminated against women. The companies which are privately owned sells 15,000 new automobiles annually at nearby dealerships in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.
The settlement further requires the dealerships to provide anti-discrimination training to their managers and supervisors while also proving a written explanation if a man is hired, not a woman, for a sales position over the next three years.
Under the terms of the agreement, the Dealership did not admit to any wrongdoings.