MILWAUKEE (AP) — A federal agency says Chrysler Group LLC has agreed to pay $60,000 to resolve allegations of retaliation against two female workers at a Milwaukee distribution center.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says a judge accepted the consent decree Wednesday.
According to the EEOC, a supervisor reassigned a female worker from a coveted position to a less glamorous role. The agency said when she and another female worker asked why a male employee with less seniority wasn’t given the less desirable job, the plant manager threatened to discipline them.
The EEOC says the manager delivered the warnings in closed-door meetings where he pounded on a table, raised his voice and forced them to write statements recanting their allegations.
Chrysler spokesman Mike Palese said the company has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment and discrimination.