USA: Auto parts company settles race & age discrimination lawsuit over recruitment process

Author: Anthony Bellano, Patch (USA), Published on: 29 November 2016

"Auto Parts Company Settles Race, Age Discrimination Lawsuit With South Jersey Man, 4 Others: Authorities", 22 Nov 2016

New Jersey-based Continental Auto Parts has agreed to pay a Lindenwold man $55,000 to resolve allegations that it didn’t hire him for a job based on his age and race...Anthony Sturgis, an African American in his 50’s, applied for a job as a driver at the Mount Laurel branch in November of 2012, and wasn’t hired despite being qualified and having experience...[T]he investigation concluded that after interviewing and not hiring Sturgis at the end of 2012 – and not hiring at least four other qualified applicants with significant experience as professional drivers, who ranged in age from 43 to 61 -- Continental continued to solicit driver applications for its Mount Laurel location...In addition to the settlement with Sturgis, the auto parts company has agreed to pay another $20,000 to the four other driver applicants, each of whom was allegedly passed over because of their age.  They will receive $5,000 each...Continental Auto Parts will be subject to State monitoring of its hiring practices for the next two years. 

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