Tuchman Cleaners denies EEOC allegations of race discrimination against black employee
Company will fight EEOC lawsuit
Last Updated: 237 days ago
ZIONSVILLE, Ind. - Tuchman Cleaners has responded to allegations of race discrimination made by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, saying the information the EEOC put out Tuesday contained "egregious misstatements."
In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, the EEOC accused California-based U.S. Dry Cleaning Services Corporation, doing business as Tuchman Cleaners in Indiana, of failing to promote an employee at the company's Zionsville location because he is black.
The EEOC said it was seeking compensatory and punitive damages against the company.
In a statement released Wednesday, a Tuchman Cleaners denied the EEOC's allegations and said the employee who filed the claim was denied promotion because he lacked the required training for the position that he sought, not because he is black.
"Tuchman Cleaners is 100 percent committed to providing equal opportunities for all our employees," the statement read. "Race has not and will never be a consideration for hiring or promotion at Tuchman Cleaners."
The company added that the employee who filed the claim was eventually promoted after receiving the necessary training.
The company said it plans to "vigorously defend" its principles.
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