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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Friday that a federal district court has obtained a default judgment against a Maryland employment agency for $2.7 million in a sex discrimination lawsuit.
The EEOC said it sued Hanover, Maryland-based Green JobWorks LLC for violating federal law by subjecting female workers to a pattern-or-practice of sex discrimination in job and work duty assignments.
The agency charged that Green JobWorks refused to hire female workers for demolition and laborer positions, or to assign them to such positions because of their sex. It also charged that it assigned certain work duties on the basis of sex.
The EEOC charged the company with violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to its lawsuit, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Green JobWorks LLC, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore in 2021.
The default judgment, which was filed March 16, consisted of $665,566 in lost wages with interest and $2 million in punitive damages.
The staffing agency’s phone has been disconnected, and a company spokesman could not be reached for comment.
The EEOC reported last month that employment discrimination suits in fiscal year 2022, which ended Sept. 30, totaled 91, of which 62, or 68.1% of the total, were filed under Title VII.