UPS faces class action lawsuit for sexual discrimination

A group of women who work in a sort area at UPS’s Oakland Hub in California are suing for sexual discrimination.

The $250 million class action lawsuit alleges that UPS pays women less for equal work, are denied the benefits of earned seniority and have problems in advancing their careers. 

It further states, that women regarded as ‘too feminine’ and those “who avail themselves of the company’s paid time off or flexible work schedule policy” to work part-time to care for family “are particularly vulnerable,” the suit says.

The class action seeks at least $250 million for female staff across the US who have or will face systemic bias based on gender, age, and/or disability at any time after Nov. 9, 2017.

The filing has been made to the US District Court for the Northern District of California. It names their supervisor, Ricardo Moreno has a defendant, alleging he has engaged in sexual discrimination against them at work.

Moreno is “the chief harasser, and retaliator in charge of small sort,” the suit says. He “recruits other supervisors to sabotage” female workers, “singles out” women he believes are too feminine “to do additional work.”

As well as the specific supervisor, the lawsuit alleges that the human resources system at UPS is inherently biased against women.
“UPS has long been aware of these problems but has failed to take remedial measures to prevent or correct them,” the suit says.