Tire Dealer Charged With Bias Against Women

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When a company hires over 1,000 new employees over a period of three years, and none of them are women, there is likely something suspicious. Mavis Discount Tire, which owns Cole Muffler, and has 130 locations across the Northeast, is allegedly guilty of exactly that, and The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is now suing the company for hiring men over more qualified women.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, claims the discount tire dealer didn't hire a single female applicant between 2008 and 2010 for 1,300 positions as tire installers, mechanics, assistant managers and similar positions, reports The Buffalo News. Of the 800 employees who work these jobs, only one has been a woman since at least 2008, the lawsuit further claims.