Bob Dignam Prevails in Workplace Discrimination Claim

June 27, 2018

Bob Dignam successfully defended a local employer in response to an employee’s charge of sex discrimination in in the workplace. The employee claimed that she was subjected to a hostile work environment due to the actions of the company’s owner, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Right Act of 1964, as amended, and she also alleged that the employer violated the Equal Pay Act of 1963 by paying her less than similarly situated male employees. After considering all of the evidence submitted on behalf of the employer, an explanation of the fair and non-discriminatory manner in which the employee had been treated, and the legitimate basis for the employee’s level of compensation as compared to her highly trained and experienced male co-workers, the Indianapolis District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission did not find sex discrimination or a violation of the Equal Pay Act. As a result, the employee’s claim was dismissed.
If your company becomes the subject of any claim of discrimination or improper actions under state or federal law, or simply would like to confer with us to assure that you are in compliance with the many complex laws affecting the workplace, please contact Bob Dignam, Marian Drenth, or Dan Glavin, and they would be happy to provide all appropriate guidance and represent your interests as an Indiana employer.