The lawsuit alleges that Woolworths, which has been accused of discriminatory practices against black workers, refused to change the company’s dress code for women until a judge granted the company a “sex discrimination” exemption.
The company has denied the claims, and Woolworth’s lawyers claim that the company has been unfairly targeted.
The suit alleges that the women’s shoe company, which is headquartered in Alabama, had been unfairly denied the “sex” exemption for its female workers, and that it was “unfair” to “require women to dress like men and use the same shoes.”
The lawsuit also claims that the shoe company had discriminated against the women because it had an “aggressive policy of removing women from the workforce” because they were “overly feminine,” and “overwhelmingly women.”
It alleges that these practices “resulted in discriminatory and retaliatory treatment and a significant impact on female employees.”
In response, Woolworth announced it would hire 100 more female employees.
The Associated Press reports that the lawsuit has been settled and the company is working on a “mutual recognition” agreement that will ensure that the female employees will continue to be treated with dignity and respect.