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Civil Rights and Race Relations in America and Their Impact on the Lives of African Americans
Monday, June 17, 2013
Court Approval Means Key Changes of Company’s Practices and Awards to Black Managers
A federal district court preliminarily approved a $7.5 million settlement of a national class action lawsuit, which alleged that Wet Seal had a policy of denying equal pay and promotion opportunities and firing African-American store management employees.
As part of the settlement Wet Seal has agreed to make numerous changes to address the discrimination charges brought by black store-level managers and to improve fairness and opportunity for current and future African American Managers. Wet Seal also agreed to pay $7.5 million in monetary relief, including damages to current and former African-American managers of at least $5.58 million.
Read the full press release here.