EEOC sues Tucoemas FCU for alleged sex & age discrimination practices

The federal agency claims a California-based credit union retaliated against two of the three CU professionals vying for the CEO job.

Three former women executives of a California credit union claimed they were discriminated against because of their sex and age when they applied for the CEO position for which a younger man was hired who did not meet the minimum qualifications.

What’s more, two of the executives said the $241 million Tucoemas Federal Credit Union in Visalia, Calif. retaliated against them for filing the EEOC discrimination charge.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Fresno said it conducted an inquiry and found reasonable cause that the credit union violated federal sex and age discrimination laws and then retaliated against two of the three former credit union professionals.

The EEOC said it was unable to secure an acceptable conciliation agreement with the credit union, which led the federal agency to file a  civil rights, employment discrimination lawsuit in Fresno federal court last month on behalf of Sherry Belcher, former CFO, Cynthia Seymour, former vice president of lending and Cindy Summers, former vice president of human resources, for Tucoemas FCU.


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