However, one applicant indicated she was a gay-rights activist and had higher grades.
The complaint says Exxon only made efforts to contact the other applicant. The group’s attorneys are pursuing an Illinois Human Rights Commission hearing.
Exxon didn’t return messages Tuesday. Officials have said Exxon prohibits discrimination.
In 2014, Exxon said it would comply with an order requiring protections of federal contractors, but wouldn’t say if corporate policies would be revised.
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