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Railroad Job Hiring Discrimination

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It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against a job applicant because of the applicant’s gender, and this remains true in the railroad industry. It is also illegal for an employer to recruit new employees in a way that discriminates against them because of their gender. For example, an employer's reliance on word-of-mouth recruitment by its predominantly male work force may violate the law if that practice results in preventing qualified women from being hired.

Word-of-mouth recruiting in a non-diverse workforce can be a barrier to equal employment opportunity if it does not create applicant pools that reflect the diversity in the qualified labor market. This practice of hiring through word-of-mouth or applicants benefiting from the recommendation of a current employee may have caused qualified women applying to railway jobs to be unfairly denied employment.

You may have a claim if you applied for a position you were qualified for with a railway and were not hired. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your potential claim, please contact our clerk Tessa Asong-Morfaw at (612) 256-3240 or via email at