Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement

New York Mills Lund boat plant settles sex discrimination claim

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
news Brainerd, 56401
Brainerd Dispatch
customer support
Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. (AP) — Brunswick Corp. and Lund Boat Co. have agreed to pay $295,000 to settle a sex discrimination claim at a Lund boat plant in Minnesota.

Advertisement
Advertisement

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced the settlement Tuesday.

The agency had alleged Lund and its Lake Forest, Ill.-based parent company, Brunswick, systematically discriminated against more than 200 women who applied for entry-level jobs at the New York Mills plant.

Brunswick and Lund agreed to pay $295,000 in back wages and interest to 185 female job applicants who were rejected for entry-level jobs.

The agreement also requires the companies to offer jobs to at least 27 women in the original group of applicants. Seven already have been hired.

Brunswick says both companies cooperated with the agency and admit no wrongdoing.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

Advertisement
Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
(218) 855-5889
Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness