BALTIMORE (AP) - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against a Virginia-based company.
The commission announced the lawsuit Monday against Performance Food Group Inc. The company did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
The commission alleges the company engaged in an ongoing pattern of refusing to hire women for positions at the company's distribution facilities. The lawsuit says the positions included such jobs as drivers, forklift operators, mechanics, transportation supervisors and warehouse supervisors.
The EEOC alleges that senior vice presidents and other high-ranking management officials repeatedly made comments to direct managers to favor male employees and discriminate against females in hiring.
The food delivery company's website says it employs more than 11,000 people nationwide.
The lawsuit has been filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.