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Cintas settles racial and sexual harassment claim

September 29, 2010
PHILADELPHIA — Cintas Corporation, which manufactures uniforms and provides specialized services to businesses, has agreed to pay $152,500 to settle a racial and sexual harassment lawsuit filed against it by the Equal Employment and Opportunities Commission (EEOC), according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The suit alleged that a supervisor in Cintas'' fire-protection unit subjected a group of black employees "to egregious sexual and racial harassment," the article stated.
In a consent decree, Cintas also agreed provide training about the federal antidiscrimination laws to all employees at their Conshohocken plant, the article noted.
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