January 16, 2007
U.S. Department of Labor says the payment is part of a consent decree approved by an administrative law judge to resolve a lawsuit.
The lawsuit was filed last year by the Labor Department on behalf of some 800 women who were denied jobs at the Danville plant in 1998 and 1999.
The lawsuit alleged that Goodyear discriminated against female applicants for entry level positions from January 1998 to June 1999.
The Labor Department says Goodyear will hire 60 of the women, provided they satisfy Goodyear's newly designed requirements for entry level positions at the Danville factory.
Charles James Senior, Deputy Assistant Labor Secretary, says the consent decree "puts federal contractors on notice that the Labor Department is serious about eliminating systemic discrimination."