Home Depot Caught in Sexist Scandal

14233771535_df949bc779_zHome Depot will pay $83,400 to employees who claimed the store was sexist in their decision making.

Home Depot will compensate more than three dozen women passed over for employment or given cashiers’ jobs while male counterparts landed higher-paying sales jobs, the U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday in front of an escort jobs committee.

The home improvement retailer agreed to pay $83,400 to 46 female job applicants who were either not hired or who found themselves with cashier’s positions instead of sales associate positions at Home Depot’s Pomona, California, location.

Government investigators found store managers for years routinely placed equally or more qualified females into cashier positions while male hires were made sales associates with higher pay and promotion opportunities.

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