GREENBELT, Md. (AP)- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing a Montgomery County business, alleging that it's been discriminating against black and female job applicants for years.
The lawsuit was filed Monday in federal court in Maryland against ACM Services, an environmental remediation services contractor based in Rockville.
ACM Services President R. Thom Hess did not immediately return a call and email for comment Tuesday.
The lawsuit, announced by the commission on Tuesday, alleges that since at least January 2005, ACM has exclusively used word-of-mouth recruitment practices for field laborer positions to avoid black applicants, and has refused to hire women for such positions, as well.
The commission also accuses the company of subjecting two employees, Hispanic women, to sexual and racial harassment and firing them for opposing the harassment.