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.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.
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.
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