RETAILER TO PAY $50K TO SETTLE EEOC RACE BIAS LAWSUIT

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that J.C. Penney Corporation Inc. will pay $50,000 to settle a race discrimination lawsuit that alleged the company discriminated against an African American employee, who worked as a greeter welcoming customers into its Staten Island store. The lawsuit alleged the employee’s supervisor referred to her several times using racially offensive names and subsequently fired her for racial reasons.

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