Supply Chain News / Risk & Compliance

YRC Freight Announces Voluntary Settlement of Chicago Lawsuits

July 3, 2012
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

YRC Freight, a subsidiary of YRC Worldwide Inc., announced that it has voluntarily settled two class action lawsuits alleging racial discrimination and harassment at its Chicago Ridge, Illinois terminal, which closed in 2009. The related lawsuits were brought by a small group of former Chicago Ridge employees and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The allegations date back to 2005, and were vigorously disputed by the company. The settlements, which require court approval, do not constitute an admission of liability or wrongdoing by the company or any of its employees.

"We take any claim of harassment or discrimination very seriously," said Kelly Walls, senior vice president of Human Resources for YRC Freight. "There may be isolated instances of improper conduct in any workplace, but the allegations in these cases did not reflect the real working environment at Chicago Ridge." The company had many factual and legal defenses to the claims, including evidence refuting the most scandalous allegations. Indeed, many former employees declined to join the EEOC's lawsuit. YRC Freight, however, amicably settled the cases to bring the lawsuits to an end, and to avoid further legal fees and costs.

"We have made it clear through our Respect in the Workplace policy, training and communications that respect for fellow employees is a fundamental component of being a part of the YRC Freight team," said Walls. Walls' team of human resource professionals promotes and enforces policies related to equality, integrity, and ethics. Respect for others helps YRC Freight avoid harassment and discrimination in the workplace while the company increases its diversity.

YRC Freight actively recruits minorities, women, and veterans for management, dock professional, and driver positions. The company remains committed to the principles of respect and diversity, and, at nearly 280 locations across the United States, YRC Freight provides about 21,000 employees and their families with living wage incomes and health care benefits.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

KC SmartPort Momentum

Kansas City SmartPort Momentum 2013 focused on 3PLs, the issues facing the industry, and the role or logistics in economic development

Podcasts

 

Calculating a true landed cost for global sourcing directly correlates with the profitability of purchased goods. However, few companies can command real-time visibility in to all the costs involved for cross border movements. In this podcast, World Trade 100 and Amber Road highlight how a comprehensive global trade platform that converges both logistics and compliance costs can deliver true landed cost visibility.

 

Speaker: Hung Lee, Senior Product Manager, Amber Road

More Podcasts

THE MAGAZINE

World Trade 100 Magazine

april cover wt100 2014

2014 April

Check out the April 2014 edition of World Trade WT100, featuring articles on fueling changes for trucking plus much more!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Supply Chain Disruptions

Which are the most common causes of disruptions in your supply chain?
View Results Poll Archive

WT100 STORE

world-class-warehousing.gif
World-Class Warehousing and Material Handling, 1st Edition

Filled with proven operational solutions, it will guide managers as they develop a warehouse master plan, one designed to minimize the effects of supply chain inefficiencies as it improves logistics accuracy and inventory management - and reduces overall warehousing expense.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

Use our interactive maps to locate service providers across North America.Interactive Map

Logistics Development Partners 

IWLA Members

STAY CONNECTED