Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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FedEx Freight Sex Discrimination

FedEx Freight agreed to pay $115,000 to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC alleged that FedEx Freight’s employee relations manager passed over three qualified women for a human resources job at its Phoenix office and instead hired an unqualified man, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The job required both a bachelor’s degree and two years’ experience in human resources, with related experience a substitute for the bachelor’s degree. The man who was hired had neither a bachelor’s degree nor two years of experience working in human resources, while all three of the women had at least two years’ human resources or related experience and/or a bachelor’s degree.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
FedEx Corporation $115,000
Further Information Released
EEOC Press Release 6/25/2012

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database