Best Buy Settles Discrimination Suit

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Best Buy said it settled a discrimination class action suit filed on behalf of women and minority employees of the Minn.-based retailer.

Best Buy Settles SuitThe suit alleged that Best Buy denied women, African American, and Latino employees promotions and more lucrative sales positions. It was filed back in December 2005.

Under the settlement the mega retailer agreed to change its policies in a way that “will enhance the equal employment opportunities of the thousands of women, African Americans, and Latinos employed by Best Buy nationwide,” it said.

An attorney for one of the plaintiffs, Eve Cervantez, said that “Best Buy’s commitment to these changes makes it a ‘best in class’ employer of women and minorities and a leader in the areas of diversity and inclusion.” Best Buy did not say what those changes entail.

The settlement has been submitted for approval in the U.S. a district court in Northern California.

Best Buy has denied any wrongdoing.

The case is entitled Holloway v. Best Buy, Civil Action No. 3:05-cv-05056-PJH (N.D. Cal.).

Source: Best Buy

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