Nike Reaches Multi Million Dollar Settlement

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Nike has reached a multi million dollar settlement following a lawsuit that was filed against the world renowned corporation on behalf of four hundred black employees from the Niketown Chicago store. The settlement brings to an end the race discrimination class action lawsuit that was filed against the company.The settlement that has been reached by Nike is for $7.6 million. According to the allegations in the lawsuit the Chicago Nike retail store discrimination against its black employees and it was also accused of harassing the black employees.

According to the plaintiffs managers at the retail store used racially abusive language about black employees as well as black customers. The suit also claimed that black workers were segregated from whites, and were placed in low paying stock room jobs. The lawsuit further claimed that unfounded accusations of theft were often made against black employees.

The settlement will cover black employees that worked at the store between 1999 to present day. However, despite the settlement Nike continues to deny the claims.

 

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