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Allegations of Sexual Harassment, Gender Discrimination Dominate XPO Europe Annual Meeting as French Employees Strike

(LYON, France) – At XPO’s European annual general meeting (AGM) in Lyon today, a former Memphis-based XPO worker addressed the board of directors and shareholders about sexual harassment, gender discrimination and dangerous conditions in the workplace. She was joined by workers from Spain and leaders from unions throughout Europe and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters who raised concerns about the abuses and called for management to start resolving the issues.

Eight current and former workers at a Memphis warehouse operated by the global supply firm XPO Logistics said they were subjected to sexual harassment and retaliated against for filing claims against their supervisors, prompting an investigation by Verizon, which contracts the facility.

The women accused nine different supervisors by name. Two of the women said they were retaliated against for making harassment claims, according to complaints filed with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

 

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Leading Investor Advisory Firms Back Teamster Demand for Better Disclosure of Working Conditions at XPO

(WASHINGTON) – Leading proxy advisory firms Glass Lewis and Institutional Shareholder Services are recommending XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) investors support a Teamster-filed shareholder resolution that seeks better disclosure of the company’s sustainability practices, including its workplace conditions. The company will hold its annual shareholder meeting on May 17, in Rye Brook, N.Y.

 

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