According to a recent report in Land Line Magazine, several trucking companies have received lawsuits against them, filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for alleged discrimination.
One EEOC employee told Land Line that the discrimination conducted by employees at the companies against their truckers is a coincidence, and no larger scheme is afoot nor is the EEOC targeting the trucking industry.
"At the end of our fiscal year, we often have a flurry of litigation activity and a lot of cases that have been in the pipeline get filed in court," Justine Lisser, an attorney for the EEOC, told the news source. "And it just so happened that this particular September a lot of our district offices all across the country had lawsuits against trucking companies."
In several of the lawsuits, female truck drivers claim they were sexually harassed and discriminated against during training processes.
The cases highlight the importance of avoiding such behavior at all costs, as professional liability lawsuits filed by those involved can become considerably expensive for companies.