Updated at 3:12 p.m., Thursday, June 21, 2007
Chaminade to pay $50K to settle discrimination suit
Advertiser StaffChaminade University will pay $50,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of a woman who said the school withdrew a job offer one day after it found out she was pregnant, the federal agency said today.
An EEOC investigation found that Chaminade's explanation for not hiring Chie McCaughey "was a pretext and that the university refused to hire her because of her pregnancy," according to a news release from the EEOC. The university denied it discriminated against McCaughey.
The EEOC filed suit after first attempting to reach a voluntary settlement, the release said. "Chaminade will pay $50,000 to McCaughey and furnish remedial relief to prevent future employment discrimination," according to the release.