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Thursday, October 02, 2008

Feds suing telemarketing co. for not hiring women in Prince George's County

(Posted 2 Oct 2008)

Feds suing telemarketing co. for not hiring women.
wtopnews.com, 2 Oct 2008 (AP).
BALTIMORE (AP) - The federal government is suing a New Jersey telemarketing company operating in Baltimore and Largo because it allegedly won't hire women.

The U.S. Equal Employment Operating Commission says CDG Management, and its subsidiaries Civic Development Group and Millennium Teleservices, wouldn't hire women as telemarketers at its call centers in Baltimore and Largo since 2005.

An employee at CDG's headquarters reached by phone directed inquiries to an e-mail address; an e-mail seeking response wasn't immediately returned.

A commission statement says attempts were made to reach a voluntary settlement. But now the commission is seeking back and front wages and damages for female applicants and deterred applicants.

The suit also seeks to keep CDG from denying women employment.
Note: Not reported by the AP: This outfit apparently makes telemarketing calls for questionable police-related charities in which the male callers attempt to create the impression that they are police officers or state troopers.


  1. I used to work for Civic Development Group. I set up a website about them to inform the public of unethical and misleading fundraising in the name of police, veterans, and cancer charities. Charities receive only about 15% of the money raised on their behalf. They filed a suit against me for revealing the truth. I beat 'em. Learn more at www.civicdevelopment.net.

  2. I used to work for CDG & later we were bought out by the Texas State Fraternal Order of Police. This was a total joke we told the potential donors (when asked what percent of the $$ went to the organization) that all donations went directly to the FOP. In fact, CDG was considered just a "consultant" which they took a large portion of the $$$ anyway. I really wish I would've took legal action against them for making me and other employees to lie to customers for us to keep our job. I had no choice though I had a family to support. Me and other former employees feel betrayed bad this company many of us had worked there for years and they just up and bailed on us what a joke.... They will have to answer one day.